A case of T3N0M0 SCC of the upper oesophagus, inoperable because of medical condition and unstentable because of position, is presented to you with the request for "palliative" treatment.


  1. Describe the alternate futures of a patient with T3N0M0 SCC of the upper oesophagus treated with non-surgical treatment or with palliative treatment.
  2. Describe the role of stenting in malignancy. (We would like to see one too please.)
  3. Describe the mechanism of action of cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil


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