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Colonic stenting: a practical update
  1. Sanchoy Sarkar1,2,
  2. Joe Geraghty1,2,
  3. Paul Rooney3
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Department of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3Department of Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sanchoy Sarkar, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 5z Link, Prescot Street Liverpool L9 8XL, UK; sanchoy{at}


Colonic stenting is part of the UK service provision guidelines for colorectal cancer. However, there are issues about availability and expertise within the UK, and controversies remain regarding various clinical and technical aspects of the technique. Based on the current evidence, this article will provide a practical update on the indications, the clinical and technical considerations and the remaining unanswered questions regarding colonic stenting.

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Stents

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