publication . Article . 2017

Self-expandable metal stent for palliation of malignant dysphagia & quality of life improvement in advanced cancer esophagus: Upper Egypt experience

Mohamed Abdelshafy; Mohammed A. Omar; Mohamed Abdel Bary; Mohamed Mostafa Wahaman; Rafaat Abd elaal Bakheet;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017
Abstract Background In advanced cancer esophagus patients, self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) are utilized to relieve malignant difficulty in swallowing and improve their quality of the life. Retrospectively, we evaluated the efficacy, feasibility, and outcomes of SEMS in palliation of malignant dysphagia in advanced cancer esophagus and its' complications. Methods We retrospectively reviewed data of 350 patients with malignant dysphagia due to advanced cancer esophagus from December 2012 to April 2017. They were subjected to esophageal stenting with SEMS in our GIT endoscopy unit, General and Cardiothoracic Surgery departments at Qena and Sohag University H...
Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: Advanced esophageal cancer, Esophageal stent, Malignant dysphagia, Surgery, RD1-811, Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, RC666-701, Esophagus, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Dysphagia, medicine.symptom, Cardiothoracic surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Endoscopy, medicine.diagnostic_test, General surgery, Stent, medicine.medical_treatment, Esophageal cancer, medicine.disease, Swallowing
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