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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:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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