However, the study population in most of the previous studies included patients with infected necrosis, whereas the current study comprised PCD as a bridge to surgery
even in the absence of documented infection.
Stent implant for a proximal colon obstruction is a safe, feasible, and effective treatment for palliation or as a bridge to surgery
, and a significantly higher morbidity and mortality was occurred in emergency right-sided colon resection compared with elective resections.,,,,
Ventricular assist devices are a useful adjunct in the setting of uni-ventricular and biventricular failure either as a bridge to surgery
He had a heart pump fitted as a bridge to surgery
but it failed in October and he is now temporarily off the waiting list while he recovers.
(1,5) Others have advocated elective removal of the gallbladder with percutaneous decompression via a cholecystostomy tube used as a bridge to surgery
first described the use of self-expanding metallic stents as a bridge to surgery
in the management of potentially resectable colorectal cancer presenting with obstruction, allowing bowel decompression and elective surgical planning .
More experience is needed to assess its value as a primary closure technique or bridge to surgery
in acute ventricular septal rupture.
In addition, considering the high incidence of CRC, SEMS placement has to be considered a valid endoscopic treatment not only in patients with incurable malignant obstruction but also as a bridge to surgery
The data collected include baseline patient characteristics, indication for the SEMS placement (palliative versus bridge to surgery
), outcomes, and other treatments after the SEMS placement (chemotherapy [+ or -] radiation therapy).
Although long-term follow-up data were not available it was concluded that SEMS were safe and effective for both 'bridge to surgery
' and palliative patients.
They are used in two settings--to provide palliation in incurable patients, and as a 'bridge to surgery
' in those with potentially resectable disease.
The indication for stenting was palliation of colorectal cancer in the majority of patients in the multicenter series; in 29 others, stenting was intended as a bridge to surgery