Malignant strictures. Thermal treatment

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1998 Apr;8(2):493-501.


Malignant stenoses can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopic treatment options are available, however, only for the rectosigmoid area, the esophagus, and the esophagocardial transition. Strictures in the esophageal region represent the quantitatively predominant type of stenoses encountered in everyday endoscopy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electrocoagulation*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / complications
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Esophageal Stenosis / etiology
  • Esophageal Stenosis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Lasers*