Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancerrelated deaths in men in the United States. For a disease in which 60% of patients are incurable at presentation, palliative therapy is the main treatment option. Palliative measures include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, endoscopic dilation, endoscopic ablation, and the use of endoscopic prostheses. This article reviews the characteristics, technique, efficacy, and complications of the Esophacoil stent for malignant esophageal strictures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Aug 9 1999|
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