Piriformostomy in the treatment of malignant tumors obstructing the esophagus

S. Nissan, J. A. Bar-Maor, O. Lernau

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Experience with tube feeding through the piriform sinus in 13 patients with malignant disease of the esophagus and/or cardia of the stomach, who were unable to swallow, is presented. The procedure was found to be superior to gastrostomy tube feeding; the patient is spared a laparotomy and is able to swallow the saliva around the plastic tube. The discomfort and complications associated with this procedure are negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-683
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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