In some cases of
bowel obstruction, a doctor places expandable metal
tubes called stents in the large intestine. Stents hold the intestine open to
allow its contents to move forward, which helps restore bowel function and
Stents may be used to:
Help you gain strength before
Help prevent emergency surgery. Making large-intestine
surgery less urgent may help avoid the need for a
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