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A 47-year-old female asked about a 50-year-old male:

10cm sigmoid tumor obstructing bowel, terminal colorectal cancer since 2010 extensive disease. choice is stent or stoma please help not sure what to do?

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Dr. Edward Timmins
32 years experience
Sorry : Sorry about the bad diagnosis. I would suggest that, at this point , if stent is possible go that route. A lot easier to recover from and ultimately, if disease is as bad as you say, it will be the same outcome. But don't have to recover from a big operation.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
quality of life: 10 cm tumor stent will not give a permanent solution , will obstruct, will erode will bleed and give additional complications , if patient tolerates end colostmy , or simple loop transverse colostmy could be done under local , will have much better quality of life.
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