Endobronchial techniques in lung cancer: Options for nonsurgical care

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Abstract

Endobronchial techniques may be beneficial in patients with lung cancer. Photodynamic therapy may be used with intent to cure in some operable superficial squamous cell carcinomas and in some cases of high surgical risk or refusal to undergo surgery. Tumor resection with the Nd:YAG laser, implantation of prosthetic airway stents, and brachytherapy are palliative methods used in inoperable disease. These palliative treatments, used alone or concurrently, may result in remarkable but temporary improvement in symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume101
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

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Solid-State Lasers
Brachytherapy
Photochemotherapy
Palliative Care
Stents
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms

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Endobronchial techniques in lung cancer : Options for nonsurgical care. / Midthun, David Eric.

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