Endoscopic palliative treatment of esophageal and cardial cancer: a new antireflux prosthesis. A study of 40 cases.


Forty patients with malignant cardioesophageal obstruction were treated by fiberoptic intubation. Their ages ranged from 38 to 84 years. Eight patients had bronchoesophageal fistula, 9 had tumor relapse after radiation therapy, and 5 had hiatal hernia. In 7 with severe or total stenosis, diathermic resection was used with no morbidity or mortality… (More)


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