Improving quality of life for people with incurable large-bowel obstruction: randomized control trial of colonic stent insertion. Dis Colon Rectum 2015; 58: 838-849.

Published: 29th March 2016

Authors: Young CJ, De-loyde KJ, Young JM, Solomon MJ, Chew EH, Byrne CM et al. et al.


Fifty-two patients were randomized; stenting was successful in 19/26 patients in whom it was attempted. Stenting improved quality of life at one and two weeks, and one year, compared to surgery. Median survival was not affected: 5.2 months after stenting compared to 5.5 after surgery.

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