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South Med J. 2009 Dec;102(12):1257-9. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181bf69a4.

Palliation of malignant rectal obstruction from invasive prostate cancer with multiple overlapping self-expanding metal stents.

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Division of Gastroenterology, University of Florida College of Medicine/Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA.

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Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are used for colonic neoplastic and extracolonic metastatic obstruction relief. Limited data exists on their use for locally invasive prostate cancer. We describe a unique approach using overlapping SEMS to alleviate a rectosigmoid obstruction from locally invasive prostate cancer. A patient with locally advanced prostate cancer presented with obstipation and lymphedema. Placement of overlapping rectosigmoid SEMS was performed, relieving the visualized rectosigmoid obstruction.

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10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181bf69a4
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