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Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Oct;92(5):1337-51. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2012.07.004. Epub 2012 Aug 11.

Palliative therapy for patients with unresectable esophageal carcinoma.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA. RFreeman@corvascmds.com

Abstract

Most patients diagnosed with carcinoma of the esophagus do not undergo therapy with curative intent. The focus of treatment for these patients is to maximize their progression-free survival and palliate the most common sequelae of their disease: dysphagia, malnutrition, pain, and intraluminal tumor bleeding. This article discusses the available treatment options for palliation of patients with unresectable esophageal cancer.

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23026285
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10.1016/j.suc.2012.07.004
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