Large Bowel Obstruction Due to Carcinoma of the Rectum

  • Dionne Skeete
  • Maged Rizk
  • Henning Gerke
  • Manjula Jeyapalan

Neoadjuvant radiation and chemotherapy are frequently employed for locally advanced rectal cancer. When the tumor is obstructing or near-obstructing, some sort of decompressive strategy is needed. Open colostomy was, for many years, the standard approach. Two minimalaccess techniques of endoluminal stenting and laparoscopic colostomy have emerged and are explored in this chapter.


Stent Placement Fecal Diversion Large Bowel Obstruction Bowel Malignant Obstruction Colorectal Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dionne Skeete
    • 1
  • Maged Rizk
    • 2
  • Henning Gerke
    • 3
  • Manjula Jeyapalan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Health CareIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology-Hepatology FellowUniversity of Iowa Health CareIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryGood Samaritan HospitalSan JoseUSA

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