Indications and Contraindications

■ Locally non-resectable and/or metastasized stenosing tumor of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, and proximal stomach

■ Tumor not passable for endoscope

■ Contraindications for endoscopic treatment ("percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy"), i.e., ascites

■ Patient unfit for major surgery

■ Neurologic disorders (cerebral dysphagia)


Resectable carcinoma

Previous major gastric resection/gastrectomy (in this case feeding jejunostomy is the treatment of choice)

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