Rectal guiding tube to facilitate distal colonic stent insertion

I. M. Chaitowitz, K. W. Bell

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Self-expanding metallic stents for the treatment of acute colonic obstruction is a recent technique showing promising results. Traditionally metallic stents have used a colonoscope as the portal for stent insertion. Our rectal guiding tube has been devised to enable continuous opacification of the colon without contrast or colonic content leakage and provide a rigid portal through which to insert the metallic stent safely. In many situations concomitant use of a colonoscope is not necessary, especially in left-sided or more distal colonic lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006


  • Acute colonic obstruction
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Guiding tube
  • Self-expanding metallic stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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