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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2007 Sep;57(3):253-259. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.2007.57.3.253
Lee WH , Ko JH , Jung GS , Jeong KS , Kim KJ , Lee SH .
Department of Radiology, Gospel Hospital, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Korea. kjh6219@dreamwiz.com
Department of Radiology, Masan Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Gospel Hospital, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Korea.
Department of General Surgery, Gospel Hospital, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the technical feasibility and clinical effectiveness of stent placement for the treatment of a post-operative malignant anastomotic stricture secondary to recurrent gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under fluoroscopic guidance, one or two covered stents were placed in 20 consecutive patients (age range, 44-75 years) with an anastomotic stricture due to a recurrent gastric malignancy. Before stent placement, all patients had severe nausea and recurrent vomiting after ingestion. RESULTS: Stent placement was technically successful for all patients, and no procedural complications occurred. After stent placement, 18 of 20 (90.0%) patients were able to ingest at least a liquid diet and had a markedly decreased incidence of vomiting. During the follow-up of 2-116 weeks (mean, 25.5 weeks), stent migration occurred in two patients (10.0%) on one day after the procedure. All patients with stent migration were treated successfully by means of placing a second stent. Three patients showed a recurrence of the stricture due to tumor overgrowth; two of the patients were treated with coaxial placement of a second stent. Another patient refused additional management. CONCLUSION: Covered self-expandable metallic stent placement seems to be technically feasible and effective for palliative treatment of a post-operative malignant anastomotic stricture secondary to recurrent gastric cancer.

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