In some cases of
bowel obstruction, a doctor places expandable metal
tubes called stents in the large intestine. Stents hold the intestine open to
allow its contents to move forward. This helps restore bowel function and
Stents may be used to:
April 29, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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