Gastroenterology: Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors with stenosis — Bougienage with stenting. Treatment abroad
Small intestine cancer is one of the rarest cancers. This pathology has virtually no symptom at early stages, so most patients go to the physician when the tumor has already reached a considerable size. In advanced cases, the process is complicated by stenosis (narrowing) of the intestine, the treatment of which requires surgery.
Surgery is preceded by examination of the patient. The optimal diagnostic program includes:
- oncologist’s consultation,
- clinical examination,
- case history collection,
- blood test for tumor markers,
- complete and biochemical blood counts,
- abdominal ultrasound,
- CT and MRI of the chest and abdomen.
Based on the study findings, the physician decides on surgery appointment. The aim of the intervention is to alleviate the suffering and improve the quality of the patient’s life.
Balloon dilatation and stenting are performed under general anesthesia. Under endoscopic control, the surgeon inserts a polymeric balloon into the narrowed area, into which he then begins to pump water. While expending, the balloon pushes the intestinal walls. Having expanded the site, the physician inserts a flexible tube, a stent, therein. The intestinal tract patency is fully restored,, allowing the patient to eat normally in the future.
After surgery, a symptomatic therapy under the supervision of the medical staff is administered. On day 5, the patient is discharged after receipt of required recommendations.Hide
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