Outcomes of enteral metallic stent in patients with pancreatic carcinoma and gastric outlet obstruction: A single center experience.

This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-expandable metal stent placement on outcomes of patients with duodenal obstruction secondary to pancreatic carcinoma. METHODS: Twenty-nine consecutive inoperable patients with pancreatic cancer and gastric outlet obstruction who received metallic stent placement in our hospital between September 2009 and October 2017 were enrolled for analysis. RESULTS: Fifteen male patients and 14 female patients receiving stent placement with a median age of 68 years (range, 50-85 years) were included. The technical and clinical success rates of the procedure were 100% and 89.7%, respectively. The Gastric Outlet Obstruction Scoring System scores were significantly improved at day 1 (1.14 ± 0.51) and days 7 (2.21 ± 0.9) after the implantation compared to those prior to the procedure (0.38 ± 0.49) (p 
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