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Palliative treatment of esophageal cancer: New role of endoprosthesis ?
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PMID:  19864828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Esophageal endoprostheses are very useful in management of patients with esophageal cancer and are the primary therapy for patients with esophagorespiratory fistula. In addition, patients with tumors, poorly responsive to dilatation or other therapies, will have long-lasting symptomatic relief when an endoprosthesis is placed. The available prostheses are discussed, as well as the methods of insertion and the relative merits of each. The self- expanding metal stents may have advantages over plastic stents.
S Mourani; D Y Graham
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1319-3767     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516979     Medline TA:  Saudi J Gastroenterol     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine and the Division of Molecular Virology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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