Endoscopic palliation for esophageal cancer

John G. Lee, David Lieberman

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Abstract

Endoscopic esophageal dilation, laser therapy, and plastic and metal stent placement provide effective palliation of dysphagia in most patients with esophageal cancer. Because the techniques and indication are still being refined, the choice of endoscopic palliation should be based on patient-specific factors such as location and character of the tumor and more importantly on the availability of physician expertise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-112
Number of pages13
JournalDigestive Diseases
Volume15
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Keywords

  • Dilation
  • Endoscopic palliation
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Laser
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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