A 55 year old with inoperable esophageal carcinoma is complaining of difficulty in swallowing and constant drooling.

Question Number 0630

Question:
A 55 year old with inoperable esophageal carcinoma is complaining of difficulty in swallowing and constant drooling. He is distressed by this. A contrast study confirms a focal malignant stenosis of the distal esophagus. The most appropriate treatment to relieve his symptoms would be:

a) mechanical ventilation
b) Amitriptyline
c) ibuprofen
d) metallic stent
e) paracetemol


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