In the present, in addition to the management of benign esophageal strictures, leaks, and perforations, stents are used for the palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia
and gastric outlet obstruction, esophageal leaks following surgery, and/or stapler line leaks following sleeve gastrectomy.
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We set out to show that the purely endoscopic technique of SEMS placement is a safe and effective alternative in the palliation of malignant dysphagia
. Oesophageal SEMS insertion forms the core of palliation in patients in whom curative resection is not possible because they are too old or frail or because lesions are too advanced or extensive.
Most patients with malignant dysphagia
seen at our hospital (Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp, North West) were from distant rural areas and needed to be referred to tertiary centres for radiation therapy.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Stenting is slightly more efficacious and much less costly than phorodynamic therapy in alleviating malignant dysphagia
in esophageal cancer patients, said Dr.
Are metal stents effective for palliation of malignant dysphagia and fistulas.
Palliation of malignant dysphagia and fistulae with coated expandable metal stents: Experience with 101 patients.