What can you eat after a duodenal stent?

To start with, you will be advised to have fluids only e.g. water, squash, tea, coffee, Bovril, milk, fruit juice (with no bits). A more liquid/puree diet is usually encouraged for the next few days e.g. clear or smooth soup, jelly, ice cream, milkshakes, pureed foods (no lumps).

What are the restrictions after having a stent put in?

After the procedure Avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least a day afterward. Ask your doctor or nurse about other restrictions in activity. Call your doctor’s office or hospital staff immediately if: The site where your catheter was inserted starts bleeding or swelling.

What is a stent diet?

To help prevent the stent from getting blocked, you need to eat a special diet after a stent is placed. This diet includes foods that are soft and moist and easy to chew, swallow and digest. These foods may be mashed, ground, or pureed.

How long do duodenal stents last?

The median survival time after stent placement was 113 days. Six patients (30%) survived for >6 months, with 1 patient, who remains alive, having survived for >2 years (Figure 2). The median time of stent patency was 109 days. Relapses of duodenal obstruction were observed in 5 patients (25%).

How long does it take for a stent to heal?

Recovery from angioplasty and stenting is typically brief. Discharge from the hospital is usually 12 to 24 hours after the catheter is removed. Many patients are able to return to work within a few days to a week after a procedure.

Can you put a stent in the duodenum?

When the duodenum is blocked, a tube (known as a duodenal stent) can be placed in that section of the duodenum to allow food to pass through the obstructed part. This allows your stomach to empty properly. The stent is placed using an endoscope; you will have some sedation for this procedure.

Can you remove duodenal stent?

With careful manipulation and in experienced hands such stents can be removed endoscopically although in a setting ready for emergent surgical intervention if needed.

How long can you live with a blocked duodenum?

Average length of time from development of duodenal obstruction to death was 4.8 ± 2.1 months (range 0.5-60 months). Average survival time from diagnosis to death was 16.6 ± 5.6 months (range 4.5-58 months).

What is a duodenal stent for pancreatic cancer?

Using a duodenal stent to treat a blocked bile duct At some stage, many pancreatic cancer patients find that their tumour begins to compress or restrict the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine, immediately after the stomach). This often occurs gradually and begins to cause discomfort after eating and nausea.

What are the benefits of a duodenum stent?

The stent can reduce the discomfort caused by a blocked duodenum, nausea and vomiting. The procedure takes place in an x-ray department or endoscopy suite and takes around 30 minutes. Your medical team will advise you when to stop eating and drinking before the stent is inserted.

What can I eat and drink after a stent is placed?

2 AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE. On the day your stent is inserted you will be allowed to drink liquids. This includes tea, coffee, milk, soup, jelly, ice cream and any nutritional supplements you have been prescribed. If you manage these without any nausea or vomiting, the following day you can start a soft and moist diet.

How is a duodenal stent placed in the stomach?

When the duodenum is blocked, a tube (known as a duodenal stent) can be placed in that section of the duodenum to allow food to pass through the obstructed part. This allows your stomach to empty properly. The stent is placed using an endoscope; you will have some sedation for this procedure.