Pharyngeal placement of the funnel of an esophageal prosthesis in advanced squamous cell carcinoma.
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Jul 01, 1985
Cervical location of esophageal carcinoma is generally accepted as a contra-indication for palliative intubation. Seven patients with a cervical neoplasm were treated by placement of a tube. Four patients tolerated the tube well, 2 patients complained of a persistent sensation of pressure and had their tube removed. The 4 successfully treated patients were able to swallow normal food. We are of the opinion that cervical esophageal cancer does not represent an absolute contra-indication for palliative intubation.
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