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Palliation of Nonresectable Esophageal Cancer By Iridium-192 Intraluminal Afterloading

  • P. Kohek
  • B. Pakisch
  • F.-M. Smolle-Jüttner
  • P. Rehak
  • G. Stückelschweiger
  • G. Friehs
Conference paper

Abstract

Patients with malignant esophageal obstructions pose a difficult therapeutic problem. Advanced stage of the disease, reduced nutritional status caused by mechanical irradiation of the esophagus, and poor cardiopulmonary condition rule out major therapeutic interventions (resection, bypass) in most cases. A variety of palliative measures are in use to eliminate dysphagia and improve the quality of life (bouginage, endoprosthesis, gastrostomy, high-dose teletherapy, chemotherapy, laser, and brachytherapy) [1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 17].

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma External Irradiation Combine Modality Treatment Dysphagia Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kohek
    • 1
  • B. Pakisch
    • 1
  • F.-M. Smolle-Jüttner
    • 1
  • P. Rehak
    • 1
  • G. Stückelschweiger
    • 1
  • G. Friehs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department für ThoraxchirurgieUniversitäts-Klinik für ChirurgieGrazAustria

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