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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.
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
bowel obstruction management, quality-of-life assessment
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:07-0400
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