CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2017; 05(09): E834-E838
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-113560
Case report
Eigentümer und Copyright ©Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2017

Effectiveness and safety of metallic stent for ileocecal obstructive colon cancer: a report of 4 cases

Tatsuya Ishii1, Kosuke Minaga2, Satoshi Ogawa3, Maiko Ikenouchi1, Tomoe Yoshikawa1, Takuji Akamatsu1, Takeshi Seta1, Shunji Urai1, Yoshito Uenoyama1, Yukitaka Yamashita1
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Japanese Red Cross Society Wakayama Medical Center, Wakayama, Japan
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • 3Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
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Publication History

submitted 16 August 2016

accepted after revision 02 May 2017

Publication Date:
12 September 2017 (online)


Background and study aims Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) have been widely used for left-sided colorectal obstruction. Few studies on SEMS placement for right-sided colonic obstructions have been reported because stenting in the right colon is technically difficult, particularly in the ileocecal region. We present 4 cases of successful bridge-to-surgery stenting for ileocecal cancer. Using an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography catheter with a movable tip and a decompression tube was effective for stenting. No adverse events occurred during or after SEMS placement in any of these cases. Short-term stenting for ileocecal cancer seems to be effective and safe.