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Malignant stenosis of the esophagus treated with dilatation or intubation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6594868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with incurable carcinoma of the esophagus or the cardia have a miserable life, without being able to swallow and with a risk for pulmonary complications secondary to aspiration of secretion from the esophagus. All efforts should be made to give these patients relief from dysphagia. Our experience indicates that the quality of life may be dramatically improved after dilatation or intubation which restores the ability to swallow, thereby reducing the risk for pulmonary complications.
L Granström; L Backman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica. Supplementum     Volume:  520     ISSN:  0301-1860     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand Suppl     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-22     Completed Date:  1985-01-22     Revised Date:  2007-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370305     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / etiology,  therapy*
Dilatation* / instrumentation
Esophageal Neoplasms / complications*
Esophageal Stenosis / etiology,  therapy*
Intubation* / instrumentation
Lung Diseases / prevention & control
Middle Aged
Stomach Neoplasms / complications*

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