Palliation of Neoplastic Esophageal Strictures with Metallic Stents

@inproceedings{Nozari2017PalliationON,
  title={Palliation of Neoplastic Esophageal Strictures with Metallic Stents},
  author={Neda Nozari},
  year={2017}
}
Most patients with advanced esophageal neoplasm have dysphagia and suffer from cachexia and malnourishment. Supportive treatments focus on symptom palliation and improving quality of life at this time. Guidelines illustrated some indications for stent use in esophageal neoplasm such as inoperable neoplastic obstruction, presence of neoplastic fistula or perforation, tumor recurrence and contraindication for chemo-radiotherapy. Palliative stents help relieve dysphagia, manage mouth secretions… CONTINUE READING

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