Post written by Mohammed Barawi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy, Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
In this video, we show the use of a lumen-opposing metal stent (AXIO stent) to maintain a stenosing gastroenterostomy in a patient with superior mesenteric artery syndrome. This video is meant to show one of many utilities of lumen-opposing metal stents that can be used to avoid more invasive surgical interventions.
The video allows endoscopists to learn the indication of this procedure and appreciate the ability to place a lumen-opposing metal stents with an upper double-barrel endoscope without the need for ultrasound or fluoroscopy.
The use of lumen-opposing metal stents continues to grow in various endoscopic procedures. This video is one example of this tool’s potential.
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