Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1991 Nov;11(2):363-367.

Endoscopic Prosthesis in Malignant Stricture


Non-operative palliative treatment for malignant colonic obstruction can sometimes be accomplished by the insertion of anorectal tube, endoscopic balloon dilation or endoscopic laser therapy. But these methods have some disadvantages, such as limitaation of activity, need of repetitive treatment and high-risk of perforation. Endoscopic prosthesis is generally accepted as a safe, effective palliative treatment for malignant esophageal stricture, because this method has no above disadvantages. Neverthless, there is only a few experence with endoecopic prosthesis in malignant colorectal stricture over the world. We report two cases which were safely, effectively performed endoscopic prosthesis in palliative treatment for their malignant rectal strictures.


Malignant rectal stricture; Palliative treatment; Endoscopic prosthesis
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