Endoscopic Stent Applications: New Generation Medical Treatment Methods

Endoscopic stenting is a treatment to remove blockages in the digestive system and restore normal function. A stent is a medical device and is a flexible tube, usually made of stainless steel, plastic or other biocompatible materials.

What are the Uses of Endoscopic Stent Applications?

Endoscopic stenting is usually used in the following cases:

  1. Esophageal Cancer: In the case of esophageal (food pipe) cancer, the esophagus can become blocked due to the tumor. In this case, the stent is used to keep the esophagus open and allow the patient to eat normally.
  2. Colon Cancer: In the case of colon cancer, the tumor can block part of the colon (large intestine). A stent is used to keep the colon open and maintain normal digestive function.
  3. Pancreatic and Bile Tract Cancers: In this type of cancer, tumors can block the pancreatic ducts or bile ducts. In this case, a stent is used to remove the blockage and restore normal bile flow.

How is Endoscopic Stenting Performed?

Endoscopic stenting is usually performed endoscopically. First, a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is advanced through the patient’s mouth or anus into the digestive tract. The endoscope has a camera and light source so that the doctor can see the internal organs clearly.

Once the area where the stent is to be placed has been identified, the stent is advanced on a guide wire and placed at the site of the blockage. When the stent is in place, it is usually in a compressed state. After insertion, the stent expands and opens the blocked canal.

What are the Advantages of Endoscopic Stent Applications?

Endoscopic stenting has many advantages. First, stents relieve blockages quickly and improve patient comfort. Second, this procedure is usually minimally invasive, meaning it does not require major surgery. Third, stenting procedures usually do not require hospitalization and have a fast recovery period.

In conclusion, endoscopic stenting provides effective and rapid relief of digestive tract obstructions. This method improves patient comfort and provides a fast recovery process. For more information about endoscopic stenting, please contact your doctor.