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Comment & Response
June 3, 2020

Decompressing Stoma vs Stent in Left-Sided Obstructive Colon Cancer

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  • 1Changzheng Hospital, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, PR China
JAMA Surg. Published online June 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1674

To the Editor Veld et al1 conducted a national, population-based cohort study to compare decompressing stoma with self-expandable metal stent as a bridge to surgery for advanced left-sided obstructive colon cancer using propensity score matching. We congratulate the authors on their important contributions. However, while reading the article, a few questions arose that we would like to address.

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