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Self-expandable metallic stent placement for patients with inoperable esophageal carcinoma: investigation of the influence of prior radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Authors
  • Iraha, Yuko
  • Murayama, Sadayuki
  • Toita, Takafumi
  • Utsunomiya, Takashi
  • Nagata, Osamu
  • Akamine, Tamaki
  • Ogawa, Kazuhiko
  • Adachi, Genki
  • Tanigawa, Noboru
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiation medicine
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
247–252
Identifiers
PMID: 16958397
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Placement of self-expandable metallic stents was effective for patients with advanced or recurrent esophageal carcinoma. However, prior irradiation and/or chemotherapy increased the risk of persistent chest pain after stent placement.

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