Esophageal stricture after radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer: experience of a single institution over 2 treatment periods
2010 (English)In: Head and Neck, ISSN 1043-3074, E-ISSN 1097-0347, Vol. 32, no 4, 452-461 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Enteral feeding during EBRT is strongly associated with the development of stricture of the esophagus, as is a mean dose of >45 Gy to the upper esophagus. Treatment of the stricture with Savary-Gilliard bougienage or through scope balloon dilatation is safe and successful but often has to be repeated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 32, no 4, 452-461 p.
esophageal stricture; esophageal stenosis; radiotherapy induced; head neck; treatment esophageal stricture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42896DOI: 10.1002/hed.21201ISI: 000276136000005PubMedID: 19672963OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42896DiVA: diva2:410678