J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc | Volume 4, Issue 5 | Case Report | Open Access

Effectiveness of Plasma Argon in Esophageal Tumor Overgrowth Treated with Endoprosthesis

Yanet Ortega Dugrot*, Norberto Caridad Alfonso Contino, Raúl Antonio Brizuela Quintanilla, Julieth Suárez Oceguera, Julián Francisco Ruíz Torres and Osmany Alonso Ayala

Department of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba

*Correspondance to: Yanet Ortega Dugrot 

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Esophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive neoplasms of the digestive tract, with high morbidity and mortality. According to histology, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are among the most common, constituting 90% of esophageal neoplasms. For patients with unresectable tumors, with the presence of metastasis or with medical contraindications to undergo surgery, with a survival of less than three months, there are several palliative therapies available in order to improve swallowing as much as possible, as well as placement of self-expanding metal esophageal stents to improve digestive transit in cases of stenosis and recurrence of dysphagia due to tumor overgrowth, which can be treated with ablation with argon plasma within the therapeutic endoscopic varieties. A case report is presented with the objective: to analyze the effectiveness of the use of argon plasma in esophageal tumor overload treated with endoprosthesis. The effectiveness of the APC application in the tumor growth was evaluated with a single session, the dysphagia was solved with a minimum of complications.


Argon plasma ablation; Esophageal cancer; Self-expanding prostheses


Dugrot YO, Alfonso Contino NC, Brizuela Quintanilla RA, Oceguera JS, Ruíz Torres JF, Ayala OA. Effectiveness of Plasma Argon in Esophageal Tumor Overgrowth Treated with Endoprosthesis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc. 2019;4(5):1074..

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