Endoscopic Placement of Metal Stents in Treating Patients With Cancer- Related Duodenal Obstruction

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RATIONALE: The use of endoscopy to place metal stents in the duodenum is less invasive than surgery for treating cancer-related duodenal obstruction and may have fewer side effects and improve recovery.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of endoscopic placement of metal stents in treating patients who have cancer-related obstruction of the duodenum.



- Determine the objective response and clinical outcome in patients with duodenal obstruction secondary to malignancy treated with enteral Wallstents.

- Evaluate the efficacy and safety of this treatment in these patients.

- Evaluate the quality of life of these patients after enteral Wallstent placement.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo enteral Wallstent placement through an endoscope under fluoroscopic guidance into the duodenum.

Quality of life is assessed at 48 hours and 6 months after procedure.

Patients are followed at 48 hours, 30 days, 6 months, and then yearly thereafter until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Colorectal Cancer


bowel obstruction management, quality-of-life assessment


Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
United States


Active, not recruiting


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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