Oesphageal Stenting for palliation of malignamt mesothelioma

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2008 Jan 25;3(1):3 [Epub ahead of print] [Link]

Akowuah E, Rahamim J.


Dyspahgia in patients with malignant mesothelioma is usually due to direct infiltration of the eosophagus by the tumour. It can be distressing for the patient and challenging for the physician to treat. We describe three cases in which this condition has been successfully palliated with self expanding esophageal stents.