Endoscopic laser therapy for esophageal cancer.


Neodymium:YAG laser therapy has been shown to be a safe and effective palliative treatment for esophageal cancer. Exophytic tumors in a straight segment of the mid- and distal esophagus are most amenable to therapy. Perforation or fistula, the most serious complications, occur in less than 5% of patients. 


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@article{Haddad1994EndoscopicLT, title={Endoscopic laser therapy for esophageal cancer.}, author={Nuhad Haddad and Dirk Fleischer}, journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America}, year={1994}, volume={4 4}, pages={863-74} }