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|Description:||Esophageal stent. Shows cancer blocking esophagus. Insets show enlarged area of cancer and a stent placed in the esophagus to keep it open.
A device (stent) is placed in the esophagus to keep it open to allow food and liquids to pass through into the stomach.
Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Esophageal Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Treatment -- Surgery
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||April 8, 2008|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow