Abstract AIM: To evaluate the oncologic safety of colonic self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) in obstructive colon cancerMETHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all the patients who were treated with endoscopic placement of a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) at our institution. RESULTS: A total of 26 patients were identified during the study period, of which 24 patients (92.30%) were treated with SEMS as a bridge-to-surgery and 2 (7.69%) as palliation. In 22 cases (80.76%), the stenosis was localized to the left-side. Clinical success with resolution of bowel obstructions was achieved in 22 (84.61%) patients within a short period of time. Among patients treated successfully with SEMS insertion as bridge to surgery (n = 22), 20 (90.9%) underwent one-stage surgery with primary anastomosis while 2 patients (9.09%) underwent colostomy due to intraoperative evidence of a covered perforation by cancer tissue in the pelvis. Patients with subclinical perforation developed an early peritoneal carcinomatosis, Ten patients treated with curative intent subsequently developed liver metastasis after 24 months.CONCLUTIONS: We reported an overall poor outcome among patients treated with the insertion of SEMS. This led us to think that, in some cases, occlusion may be better than a “silent” perforation.
|Titolo:||The oncologic safety of colonic self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) in obstructive colon cancer|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|