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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


intraluminal intubation and dilation  listen  (IN-truh-LOO-mih-nul IN-too-BAY-shun … dy-LAY-shun)

  A procedure in which a plastic or metal tube is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus (the tube that carries food to the stomach) to keep it open. This procedure may be used during radiation therapy for esophageal cancer.