PURPOSE: PURPOSE:A new procedure for the treatment of colorectal neoplastic obstructions is described.
METHODS: METHODS:This procedure involves the following phases: 1) placing a stent at the point of the stenosis of the colon, which enables the acute obstruction phase to be overcome; 2) recovering the general state of the patient, analyzing the development of the disease, and mechanically preparing the colon; 3) performing regulated and final surgery.
RESULTS: RESULTS:In two patients, these three phases have been completed without complication and with excellent results.
CONCLUSION: CONCLUSION:This procedure is both safe and effective and could become the method of choice for the treatment of colorectal neoplastic obstructions.
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