The British journal of surgery | 15 Nov 2013
KJ Gorissen, JB Tuynman, E Fryer, L Wang, R Uberoi, OM Jones, C Cunningham and I Lindsey
Self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) may be used in acute obstructing left-sided colonic cancers to avoid high-risk emergency surgery. However, oncological safety remains uncertain. This study evaluated the long-term oncological outcome of SEMS as a bridge to elective curative surgery versus emergency resection.
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