Duodenal stenosis can manifest itself in different ways. In some patients, symptoms are accumulated gradually, and in others the acute attacks are interspersed with short periods of calm. In 85% cases, the organ lumen is restored by endoscopic stenting. The technique advantages include high efficiency and rapid rehabilitation of patients.
The day before the procedure, the gastroenterologist provides a consultation. The physician examines the patient and reviews his/her case history. To clarify the diagnosis, a set of tests is prescribed:
- complete blood count,
- biochemical blood test,
- abdominal ultrasound,
Based on test findings, the professional decides on the need in stenting.
The procedure is performed in terms of a medication sleep. With the help of an endoscope, the physician examines the duodenum. Then s/he brings a conductor with a compressed stent to the contracted site. After removal of the tool, the stent structure is inflated and the organ lumen is expanded. All manipulations take 15 to 40 minutes.
After the procedure
The patient remains in the hospital for 6 days. All this time. s/he is closely monitored by the medical staff. In order to improve the overall condition, a symptomatic therapy is prescribed. The physician provides an instruction on proper nutrition.
On day 2 or 3, the interference efficacy is assessed by endoscopy. The day before discharge, the physician examines the patient and makes recommendations for further action.