The use of metallic stents in the palliation of inoperable oesophageal carcinoma.

  • B S Tan
  • Published 1997 in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Carcinoma of the oesophagus is the seventh most common malignancy worldwide. It is a disease with a poor prognosis; more than half of the patients present with surgically irresectable tumours. For such patients, palliative therapy is directed towards the relief of dysphagia. Expandable metallic stents have recently been developed for use in the oesophagus… CONTINUE READING