Symptomatic inoperable esophageal carcinoma represents a major clinical problem. With no treatment, swallowing deteriorates with a dramatic worsening of quality of life. At present, self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are the most effective non surgical palliation in inoperable esophageal cancer. The different types of available SEMS, techniques, results and complications are discussed.

SEMS (self expanding metal stents) in palliation of esophageal cancer dysphagia

GABBRIELLI, Armando;
2006

Abstract

Symptomatic inoperable esophageal carcinoma represents a major clinical problem. With no treatment, swallowing deteriorates with a dramatic worsening of quality of life. At present, self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are the most effective non surgical palliation in inoperable esophageal cancer. The different types of available SEMS, techniques, results and complications are discussed.
endoscopy; esophageal cancer
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