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Comment & Response
June 3, 2020

Decompressing Stoma vs Stent in Left-Sided Obstructive Colon Cancer

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  • 1Department of Clinical Science and Education Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2Department of Surgery, Stockholm South General Hospital (Södersjukhuset), Stockholm, Sweden
JAMA Surg. Published online June 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1662

To the Editor We read with great interest the article “Comparison of Decompressing Stoma vs Stent as a Bridge to Surgery for Left-Sided Obstructive Colon Cancer” by Veld et al,1 comparing 242 propensity score–matched patients treated with diverting stoma or self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) as bridge to resection of left-sided obstructive colon cancer. The authors found similar intermediate-term oncologic outcomes between the groups, which is in line with our own experience of a smaller cohort.

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