Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma

Gowri Balachandar, Eugene A Trowers

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Abstract

Malignant dysphagia is a serious condition in which 70% of patients die within one year, regardless of the treatment received. It provokes a rapid deterioration of a patient's physical condition and a significant worsening of quality of life. The surgical treatment of dysphagia is frequently complicated with technical difficulties, and often the tumors cannot be excised because of extensive invasion into adjacent structures. Furthermore, many patients are considered inoperable due to advanced age, associated diseases and malnutrition. Laser photoablative therapy coupled with expandable metal stents restores luminal patency in more than 80% of patients allowing them to eat liquids and soft foods. The efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for the palliation esophageal carcinoma will be critically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages414-421
Number of pages8
Volume3907
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventLasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 22 2000Jan 25 2000

Other

OtherLasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period1/22/001/25/00

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Stents
therapy
cancer
Lasers
Metals
metals
lasers
Deterioration
Tumors
Liquids
deterioration
food
tumors
liquids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Balachandar, G., & Trowers, E. A. (2000). Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3907, pp. 414-421). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma. / Balachandar, Gowri; Trowers, Eugene A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3907 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. p. 414-421.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Balachandar, G & Trowers, EA 2000, Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3907, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 414-421, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, San Jose, CA, USA, 1/22/00.
Balachandar G, Trowers EA. Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3907. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2000. p. 414-421
Balachandar, Gowri ; Trowers, Eugene A. / Efficacy of laser photoablative therapy and expandable metal stents for esophageal carcinoma. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3907 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. pp. 414-421
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