Endoscopic laser therapy for esophageal cancer

N. G. Haddad, D. E. Fleischer

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Neodymium:YAG laser therapy has been shown to be a safe and effective palliative treatment for esophageal cancer. Exophytic tumors in a straight segment of the mid- and distal esophagus are most amenable to therapy. Perforation or fistula, the most serious complications, occur in less than 5% of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-874
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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