Observational Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2015; 21(8): 2467-2474
Published online Feb 28, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i8.2467
Percutaneous needle decompression in treatment of malignant small bowel obstruction
Ting-Hui Jiang, Xian-Jun Sun, Yue Chen, Hui-Qin Cheng, Shi-Ming Fang, Hao-Sheng Jiang, Yan Cao, Bing-Yan Liu, Shao-Qiu Wu, Ai-Wu Mao
Ting-Hui Jiang, Xian-Jun Sun, Shi-Ming Fang, Hao-Sheng Jiang, Yan Cao, Bing-Yan Liu, Shao-Qiu Wu, Ai-Wu Mao, Interventional Center, St. Luke’s Hospital of Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200050, China
Yue Chen, Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200001, China
Hui-Qin Cheng, Yangpu Daqiao Community Healthy Service Center, Shanghai 200090, China
Author contributions: Jiang JH, Sun XJ, Mao AW designed the Study; Jiang JH, Sun XJ, Fang SM, Jiang HS, Wu SQ, and Mao AW performed the research; Chen Y, Cheng HQ, Cao Y, and Liu BY contributed new reagents or analytic tools; Sun XJ, Chen Y, and Cheng HQ analyzed the data; Jiang JH, Sun XJ, and Mao AW wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Ai-Wu Mao, MD, Professor, Chief, Interventional Center, St. Luke’s Hospital of Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No. 786 Yuyuan Road, Shanghai 200050, China. maoaw@sohu.com
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Received: August 15, 2014
Peer-review started: August 17, 2014
First decision: September 15, 2014
Revised: September 29, 2014
Accepted: December 8, 2014
Article in press: December 8, 2014
Published online: February 28, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Malignant small bowel obstruction (MSBO) is a common complication in patients with advanced cancer. In this study, we prospectively analyzed MSBO patients undergoing percutaneous needle decompression in our hospital over the past few years to identify the value of this technique in the palliative treatment of MSBO. We concluded that percutaneous needle intestinal decompression is a safe and effective palliative treatment for MSBO. When combined with local arterial infusion of chemotherapy and nasal intestinal decompression tube placement, percutaneous needle decompression can further improve the clinical remission.