• What is Enteral Stenting?
It is a non-surgical procedure. In this process, an Enteral stent which is a hollow tube is inserted in the digestive tract to create support if you have obstructed esophagus, stomach, or small intestine or colon.
• Purpose of Enteral Stenting.
Your doctor will be suggesting an Enteral Stent specifically for two reasons-
1. Palliative care- In treating fatal obstructions, colorectal diseases, or esophageal cancer.
2. Preoperative decompression- In treating blockage in the colon. Many times obstructed colons require immediate surgery but a stent could decrease the risks for complications and prevent the need for colostomy.