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Clinical experiences of stenting in patients with esophago-bronchial fistula: report of four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11197797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The esophagorespiratory fistula is difficult to treat, and the patients' quality of life is generally poor due to suffering from dysphagia and dyspnea. We performed stent therapy in four cases of the esophagorespiratory fistula associated with esophageal cancer. Three of four patients showed improved symptoms, enabling oral liquid or food intake, although one died of dyspnea despite the therapy. The findings suggest that stent therapy is an effective method to close the esophagorespiratory fistula and to improve the patients' quality of life, although it is temporary and not a radical treatment.
N Fukuhara; T Miyazawa; Y Yamashita; M Doi; M Kuwabara; T Kamei; M Ochiai; S Ishioka; M Yamakido
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-23     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1088-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  surgery*
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant / adverse effects
Combined Modality Therapy
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Esophageal Fistula / etiology,  surgery*
Esophageal Neoplasms / complications,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Hemoptysis / etiology
Middle Aged
Palliative Care*
Postoperative Complications
Quality of Life
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / adverse effects

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