Palliative therapy for esophageal cancer: laser therapy alone is associated with a better functional outcome

Anna Pozza, Francesca R. Erroi, Marco Scarpa, Lino Polese, Luigi Rampazzo, Lorenzo Norberto

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Abstract

The aim of our study was to compare functional outcome and survival in patients who underwent laser therapy (LT) or laser therapy and esophageal stenting (LTES) to palliate inoperable esophageal cancer. Two hundred and twenty-seven consecutive patients who had endoscopic palliation for esophageal cancer were enrolled in this retrospective study. One hundred and sixty-four underwent LT alone and 63 had LTES. A dysphagia score was adopted (0: absolute dysphagia; 1: liquid diet; 2: semisolid diet; 3: free diet). Survival analysis and non parametric statistics were performed. Patients in the LTES group reported a significantly worse dysphagia score than LT patients (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalUpdates in Surgery
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015

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Laser Therapy
Esophageal Neoplasms
Palliative Care
Deglutition Disorders
Diet
Survival Analysis
Nonparametric Statistics
Retrospective Studies
Survival

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal stenting
  • Laser therapy
  • Palliative treatment
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Palliative therapy for esophageal cancer : laser therapy alone is associated with a better functional outcome. / Pozza, Anna; Erroi, Francesca R.; Scarpa, Marco; Polese, Lino; Rampazzo, Luigi; Norberto, Lorenzo.

In: Updates in Surgery, Vol. 67, No. 1, 01.03.2015, p. 61-67.

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Pozza, Anna ; Erroi, Francesca R. ; Scarpa, Marco ; Polese, Lino ; Rampazzo, Luigi ; Norberto, Lorenzo. / Palliative therapy for esophageal cancer : laser therapy alone is associated with a better functional outcome. In: Updates in Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 67, No. 1. pp. 61-67.
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