A 79-year-old man who had previously undergone partial resection of the remnant stomach and Roux-en-Y reconstruction was diagnosed as having peritoneal recurrence near the ligament of Treitz. In the course of chemotherapy for recurrent gastric cancer, he complained of colic pain. CT examination revealed a marked dilation of the duodenum suggesting the presence of a distal duodenal stricture resulting from the known recurrent tumor. To palliate this intestinal obstruction, we successfully placed an expandable metal stent(EMS) using a double-balloon enteroscope(DBE), which achieved immediate relief of the obstruction and enabled the resumption of oral intake and chemotherapy. While the endoscopic placement of an EMS is available for malignant gastro-intestinal obstruction, it is considerably more difficult to approach the duodenum with Roux-en-Y anastomosis. A DBE has made it possible to place an EMS deep in the small intestine. In the present case, this minimally invasive procedure avoided the need for surgery and greatly contributed to palliation. Thus, EMS placement using a DBE is a possible palliative treatment for malignant small bowel obstruction.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research