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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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VALDIVIESO RUEDA, Eduardo. Endoscopic palliation in gastric cancer. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.1, pp.62-67. ISSN 0120-9957.

The integral search for improved living conditions for those patients with gastric cancer who have not received curative surgical treatment continues to challenge the knowledge, dexterity and ethical foundations of medical teams. The justification for palliative treatment must be based on a thorough consideration of the available options and the particular situation in each case. This article reviews endoscopic therapy with auto expandable prosthetics for palliative treatment of gastric cancer, as well as the scientific evidence that supports its use and the factors that determine its indication.

Keywords : Stomach neoplasia; palliative care; auto-expandable prosthetics.

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