Nd-YAG laser photocoagulation in gastroenterology: Its role in palliation of colorectal cancer

The merits of the Nd-YAG laser were evaluated in palliation of obstruction, or bleeding, or both, in 84 patients with colorectal malignancy. Luminal patency was restored in 20 of the 24 patients with obstructing colonic cancers. Haemostasis was achieved in 37 of the 40 patients with bleeding. Combined bleeding and obstruction responded favourably in 19 of… CONTINUE READING