Simple and useful endoscopic technique in the re-establishment of esophageal patency for the treatment of a completely obstructed esophagus

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Carlos O Martinez, Bryan Meyers

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Complete esophageal obstruction by benign or malignant diseases is an extremely morbid condition resulting in a very poor quality of life. Nutritional support through gastrostomy feeding or total parenteral nutrition is required to sustain life for such a patient. Re-establishment of esophageal patency allows for resumption of oral intake resulting in a marked improvement in the quality
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1519 - 1521
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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