1987 Volume 9 Issue 2 Pages 157-161
Intratumoral injection of 99.5% ethanol via a flexible bronchofiberscope was performed in a 71-year-old woman with obstruction of the truncus intermedius by adenocarcinoma with marked effect. About 2ml of ethanol wa injected once a week and after 12 treatments, the intraluminal tumor was disappeared. However an extrabronchial tumor shadow was found on chest CT and radiotherapy was performed in addition. Though the effects are temporary, intratumoral injection of 99.5% ethanol can be useful for endoscopic treatment by bronchial obstruction with malignancy.