[Palliative endoscopic therapy of esophageal carcinoma].

  title={[Palliative endoscopic therapy of esophageal carcinoma].},
  author={Gerd Lux and Juergen Ferdinand Riemann and Heiner Groitl},
  journal={Fortschritte der Medizin},
  volume={102 11},
Endoscopic insertion of esophageal bridging tubes provides palliative therapy in patients with inoperable esophageal carcinoma. Indications are tumor stenoses and esophago-bronchial fistulae. In 138 patients endoscopical application of bridging tubes was performed: 51 esophageal, 42 cardiac and 24 gastric carcinoma, six tumor stenoses caused by bronchial carcinoma and 15 esophago-bronchial fistulae. Letality rate was 8,5%, which is significantly less compared to operative methods. Average… CONTINUE READING