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Gastrointestinal stenting (2020) – online course


Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited.

Authors: A. Husainy and R. Uberoi

Reviewers: F. Deschamps, D. Filippiadis, G. Mauri, S. Müller-Hülsbeck and C. Nice

This course corresponds to chapter Gastrointestinal interventions and Gastrointestinal stenting in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.



Gastrointestinal (GI) stenting is increasingly being used to manage upper and lower GI obstruction, both for benign and malignant aetiology, as it offers immediate relief from symptoms such as pain, dysphagia, obstruction and improve quality of life. Several studies, including six randomised clinical trials, reported technical and clinical success ranging from 83-100% and 80-90% respectively. The median duration of stent patency was 94% at 4 week and 67% at 6 months, making them an effective option for treating upper and lower GI obstruction. New stent technology is promising to increase the technical success rate, improve clinical outcome and lower complication rates. This learning module discusses various GI stenting options, including their indications as well as technical considerations.


Learning objectives

  • To learn about all available types of GI stents
  • To become aware of the range of conditions that can be treated with GI stenting
  • To become familiar with the indications and contraindications of GI stenting
  • To learn technical tips for successful outcomes
  • To become aware of common complications in GI stenting and how to avoid them
  • To learn about postprocedural follow-up


Further information

This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology and corresponds to chapter Gastrointestinal interventions and Gastrointestinal stenting.

The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.

The enrolment period of this course is linked to the validity of the All-Access Pass.

Release date: January 2020