THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENT OF COLORECTAL STENOSIS IN JAPAN: SURVEY OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS IN ENDOSCOPY FORUM JAPAN

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

In order to verify the actual condition of endoscopic treatment of colorectal stenosis in Japan, 16 institutions participating in the Endoscopy Forum Japan participated in a survey with questionnaires concerning the number of stenting cases, the number of ballooning cases, the number of transanal ileus-tube insertion cases, the technical success rate, and complications, and so on. Treatment with a stent was conducted in 31.2% of the institutions for malignant lesions and in 25.0% of the institutions for benign lesions. Ballooning was conducted in 12.5% of the institutions for malignant lesions and in 62.5% of the institutions for benign lesions. Transanal ileus-tube insertion was conducted in 81.1% of the institutions for malignant lesions and in 18.7% of the institutions for benign lesions. The therapeutic success rate was excellent with each therapeutic technique and reached 86–100%. Complications included perforation and bleeding.

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