La palliazione del carcinoma esofageo e cardiale

Translated title of the contribution: Palliative treatment of esophageal and cardial cancer

L. Norberto, R. Ranzato, F. Erroi, S. Marino, R. Bardini, I. Angriman, L. Corti, M. Donadi, A. D'Erminio, V. Vella, A. Tropea, D. F. D'Amico

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Recent series reported increasing incidence of esophageal and cardial cancers with prognosis still severe in spite of surgical progress. The late diagnosis reduces the chance of radical surgery; on the other hand about 80-90% of patients develop local or distant recurrence. Therefore the treatment of esophageal and cardial cancer is often palliative: surgical resection is reserved only to selected cases. Endoscopic palliation was the treatment of choice in a total of 265 patients 174 of which receveid lasertherapy and 91 prosthesis intubation. The results it good in about 80% of cases.

Translated title of the contributionPalliative treatment of esophageal and cardial cancer
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)647-655
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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