Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 21: Placement of Enteral Stents (continued)

Mouen A . Khashab, MD

Most enteric stents are made of an expandable metallic mesh and are used in patients with obstructive lesions of the esophagus, duodenum, jejunum, or colon. Enteric stent placement can be used for treatment purposes (eg, benign refractory esophageal strictures) or for palliative measures. The expandable enteric stent is advanced over a guidewire through the biopsy channel of the endoscope. Fluoroscopy may be required for the insertion of the expandable metal stent, especially when the lesion is not traversable with the endoscope. Dilation of the obstructed area should be avoided because of…