Stenting the sigmoid colon in a terminally ill patient with prostate cancer. Journal of palliative medicine Friedland, S., Hallenbeck, J., Soetikno, R. M. 2001; 4 (2): 153-156


Large bowel obstruction in the terminally ill patient can be difficult to manage. We describe a patient with sigmoid colon obstruction caused by metastatic prostate cancer in the pelvis who required hospitalization because of severe pain and obstructive symptoms. Treatment with an endoscopically placed self-expandable metal stent allowed the patient to have immediate resolution of symptoms and to receive hospice care at home.

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