A Randomized Comparison of Dilatation Alone Versus Dilatation Plus Laser in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy and External Beam Radiation for Esophageal Carcinoma

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Most patients with carcinoma of the esophagushave advanced disease at presentation. Since cure isusually not possible, the goal of treatment is thepalliation of dysphagia. Palliative modalities include bougies, balloons, stents, tumor probe, laser,surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In recent years,combined chemotherapy and radiation has shown… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1026618706464

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