Core Concepts in Colonoscopy

Douglas G Adler, MD

Chapter 10: Colonic Stenting (continued)

Kathryn R. Byrne, MD; Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

The self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) was placed endoscopically for the first time in 1992 for palliation of obstruction from rectal cancer.1 Since that time, the use of expandable stents in the large bowel has broadened to multiple indications and use throughout the entire colon.