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Endoscopic palliation of colorectal benign and malignant tumors: YAG laser therapy
Author(s): Lorenzo Norberto; Riccardo Ranzato; Saverio Marino; Imerio Angriman; Vincenzo Vella; Michele Donadi; D. F. D'Amico
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Paper Abstract

From November 1, 1992 to January 31, 1997, we treated 189 pts: 113 males and 76 females, of mean age 67 yrs. 148 pts were affected with colo-rectal cancer and 41 pts with extensive carpet benign tumors. Tumor location was: rectum in 115 pts, recto-sigmoid joint in 31 pts, colo-rectal anastomosis in 25 pts, sigmoid colon in 15 pts, descending colon in 2 pts and cecum in 1 pt. 26 pts were treated with diathermo-therapy, 15 pts with dilatation, 12 pts with radiotherapy, 5 pts with chemotherapy, 1 pt with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Yag-laser palliation gave good results in 90% (170 - 189) with an average survival of 24 weeks; there were complications due to the treatment in due pts (1%) without hospital mortality.

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Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3192, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297856
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Lorenzo Norberto, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
Riccardo Ranzato, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
Saverio Marino, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
Imerio Angriman, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
Vincenzo Vella, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
Michele Donadi, Univ. of Padua (Italy)
D. F. D'Amico, Univ. of Padua (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3192:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy
Gregory B. Altshuler; Reginald Birngruber; Marco Dal Fante; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Neville Krasner; Frederic Laffitte, Editor(s)

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