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A study of endoscopic treatment of advanced esophageal and gastric carcinoma

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effect of endoscopic treatment on advanced esophageal and gastric carcinoma. Methods: Twenty advanced gastric cancer patients and 25 advanced esophageal cancer patients, who had recurrence after operation and radiotherapy were managed by endoscopic treatment. Results: 10 cases were treated to stop bleeding only, 35 cases were treated by microwave, dilation and local chemotherapy. The successful rate of hemostasis was about 67%, the remission rate of digestive obstruction was about 100% after dilation, 83% of the recurrence lesions were relieved by endoscopic chemotherapy. Conclusion: Endoscope treatment has certain therapeutic efficiency for the recurrence of advanced esophageal and gastric cancer.

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Correspondence to Jichang Zhang.

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Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Wang, Y. et al. A study of endoscopic treatment of advanced esophageal and gastric carcinoma. Chinese Journal of Cancer Research 10, 233 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02948371

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Key word

  • Endoscopy
  • Recurrence
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Gastric carcinoma