Quality Improvement Guidelines for Placement of Esophageal Stents

  title={Quality Improvement Guidelines for Placement of Esophageal Stents},
  author={Tarun Sabharwal and Jose Pablo Morales and Farah Gillan Irani and Andreas Adam},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
Esophageal cancer is now the sixth leading cause of death from cancer worldwide [1, 2]. During the past three decades, important changes have occurred in the epidemiologic patterns associated with this disease [1]. Due to the distensible characteristics of the esophagus, patients may not recognize any symptoms until 50% of the luminal diameter is compromised, explaining why cancer of the esophagus is generally associated with late presentation and poor prognosis [3]. Esophageal cancer has a… CONTINUE READING


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