Palliative oesophagogastrectomy for dysphagia due to adenocarcinoma at the esophagogastric junction
Keywords:Dysphagia, Adenocarcinoma at oesophagogastric junction, Palliative oesophagogestrectomy.
Dysphagia is the usual presenting feature of oesophageal cancer & is generally a sign of advanced disease. Palliation in this disease demands relief of dysphagia. Palliation of dysphagia can be achieved in a number of ways which includes surgical resection, stenting, laser ablation, photodynamic therapy, ethanol necrosis & bipolar coagulation. We report here a case of dysphagia due to lower oesophageal adenocarcinoma treated by palliative oesophagogestrectomy.
Key words: Dysphagia; Adenocarcinoma at oesophagogastric junction; Palliative oesophagogestrectomy.
BJO 2011; 17(2): 150-153
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