Endoscopic treatment of a cervical esophageal dissection using a polyflex self-expanding plastic stent

Jonathan M. Buscaglia, J. Timothy Sherwood, Sanjay B. Jagannath

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Abstract

Treatment of esophageal perforations and anastomotic leaks with self-expanding plastic stents in the mid- or distal-esophagus has been well-described. We report the case of a 69- year-old male who suffered an iatrogenic dissection of the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus in an effort to dilate a hypopharyngeal stricture. His surgical management was aided successfully by the placement of a Polyflex self-expanding plastic stent within the cervical esophagus above the upper esophageal sphincter. The stent was left in place for 12 days, and the site of esophageal injury appeared to be completely healed upon removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume31
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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