Temporary Placement of Self-Expanding Oesophageal Stents as Bridging for Neo-Adjuvant Therapy

@article{Langer2009TemporaryPO,
  title={Temporary Placement of Self-Expanding Oesophageal Stents as Bridging for Neo-Adjuvant Therapy},
  author={Felix B. Langer and Sebastian F Schoppmann and Gerhard Prager and Florian Tomaselli and Ursula Pluschnig and Michael J Hejna and Rainer W Schmid and Johannes Zacherl},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={470-475}
}
Placement of self-expanding stents is an effective palliation for dysphagia in non-resectable oesophageal or proximal gastric cancer. The aim of this analysis was to assess the efficacy of temporary stent placement for dysphagia relief during neo-adjuvant treatment for locally advanced disease. A total of 38 patients scheduled for neo-adjuvant chemo(radio)therapy for locally advanced oesophageal cancer (n = 29), cardia cancer (n = 8) or subcardial gastric cancer (n = 1) underwent placement of… CONTINUE READING
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