TITLE

MANAGEMENT OF PROXIMAL BENIGN OESOPHAGEAL STRICTURES SECONDARY TO RADIOTHERAPY AND SURGERY FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCERS--CASE SERIES FROM A SINGLE CENTRE

AUTHOR(S)
Saravanan, R.; Morris, A. I.; Smart, H. L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to the management of proximal benign oesophageal strictures (PBOS) secondary to radiotherapy and surgery for head and neck cancer. PBOS occur in 10-58% of patients following treatment for head and neck cancers (HNC). There are few reports on the dilatation of these strictures and no randomized controlled trials to date. Endoscopic balloon dilation is a safe and effective treatment for PBOS following treatment of HNC. Future prospective studies of quality of life and dysphagia scores should be considered in assessing outcomes following treatment for PBOS.
ACCESSION #
13219014

 

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