Management of malignant esophageal stricture with esophageal dilation and esophageal stents

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Abstract

Esophageal dilation and stenting are time-honored in the palliative management of obstructing esophageal cancer. Guidewire-directed esophageal dilation is safe and effective, but the duration of symptomatic improvement may be relatively brief. Esophageal stenting is the preferred treatment for occlusion of tracheoesophageal fistulae, but has significant procedure-related morbidity and mortality. Experimental silicone-coated esophageal stents may represent a significant advance in the management of malignant esophageal obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-862
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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