Disappearance of esophageal carcinoma after stenting combined with endoscopic laser therapy

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Abstract

A 92-year-old man with dysphagia secondary to squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus was palliated repeatedly with endoscopic laser therapy and insertion of esophageal stents. During the treatment period of 32 months, the patient could be fed perorally while ingrowth of tumor, development of new stenoses at the edges of the stents, and breakage of one stent were encountered. A tracheoesophageal fistula developed at the upper edge of the first stent. The patient died from aspiration pneumonia. At autopsy, no cancer cells were found in the esophagus. Combined endoscopic laser treatment and stent therapy may keep a patient free from dysphagia during a long period of time and also may result in the complete disappearance of tumor growth in the esophagus.

Details

Authors
  • Wojciech Cwikiel
  • Karl Göran Tranberg
  • Roger Willeń
Organisations
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Surgery

Keywords

  • Coated stents, Esophageal carcinoma, Esophagus, Laser, Self-expanding stents, Stents
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jul
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes