Does short-term morbidity and stoma reduction outweigh a potential long-term risk of colonic stent placement?

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In addition, we need more evidence from prospective, preferably randomized, studies on the risk of tumor recurrence after stent placement to prove the long-term safety of stent as bridge to surgery. Until then, the clear short-term benefits, combined with the high mortality rate in frail and elderly patients, should be balanced with the possible long-term risks of tumor recurrence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-428
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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