[Treatment of malignant lesions of the esophagus with the thermoprobe].

@article{Schomacher1978TreatmentOM,
  title={[Treatment of malignant lesions of the esophagus with the thermoprobe].},
  author={P H Schomacher and G Wittrin},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  year={1978},
  volume={33 19},
  pages={1345-8}
}
In inoperable stenosing tumours of the oesophagus the problem arises of maintaining oral food intake. As malignant cells are more cold-sensitive than normal cells oesophageal tumours may be "cold-coagulated" with special probes. Preliminary results with this treatment in 28 patients are reported.