|Staging of colon cancer, see table
stages of carcinomas
|Argonplasma coagulation as tumor palliation
Metastasized stenosing rectal carcinoma.
Parallel to the palliative chemotherapy
palliative argon-plasma-coagulation was
implemented to facilitate regular stool
passage and also to avoid an colostoma,
since ileus was imminent.
Left: tumor prior to therapy
The mid- picture shows
after coagulation of a large exophytic
fraction still with high- grade stenosis
and an edge infitrated by tumor.
To the right
a very recent coagulation
necrosis and a now clearly descernable
lumen is shown. Four courses of treatment
achieved a good stool passage until the
final stages of disease.
Narbenrand = edge of the scar,
stenose = stenosis,
Darmlumen = intestinal lumen,
koaguliertes Gewebe = coagulated tissue.