Does stenting of left-sided colorectal cancer as a bridge to surgery adversely affect oncological outcomes- A comparison with non-obstructing elective left-sided colonic resections
International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 06/15/2012
Knight AL et al. – In the practice, patients undergoing self–expanding metallic stents (SEMS) as a “bridge to surgery” have the same long–term survival with those undergoing elective surgery. This finding needs to be confirmed in larger scale studies.