In this second article in the series, obstruction of hollow viscera in patients with advanced malignant disease is discussed.
The obstruction of such structures can be associated with the development of painful and incapacitating symptoms, often in patients who have a limited life expectancy.
This obstruction may be caused by the primary tumour, compression from adjacent tumour-draining lymph nodes, the presence of metastases distant from the site of the primary tumour or to adhesions within the abdominal compartment (usually as a result of previous surgery).
The organs most often affected are the oesophagus, the intestine (small and large), the biliary tree and the genito-urinary tract.
Obstruction of each of these organs and its management is discussed in more detail below.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Stade avancé, Complication, Occlusion, Intestin, Oesophage, Côlon, Voie biliaire, Voie urinaire, Stratégie, Traitement, Endoprothèse, Stent, Cathéter, Article synthèse, Homme, Cancérologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Oesophage pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Advanced stage, Complication, Occlusion, Gut, Esophagus, Colon, Biliary tract, Urinary tract, Strategy, Treatment, Endoprosthesis, Stent, Catheter, Review, Human, Cancerology, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Esophageal disease, Colonic disease, Biliary tract disease, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease
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Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 19/12/1997.