Size matters: A Case of Recurrent proximal esophageal stenoses treated with a biliary self expanding metal stent (SEMS)
Medical City Fort Worth
side effects, SEMS. Self Expanding Metal Stent, Esophageal Stenosis, treatment
Gastroenterology | Therapeutics
Esophageal stenosis after radiotherapy occurs in up to 15% of patients within three months of treatment. Endoscopic dilation remains the standard of care for cervical esophageal stenosis with refractory cases requiring stenting. Proximal stenosis poses a challenge as standard esophageal stents can cause cervicalgia and globus sensation due to their size and expansive force. We report on the usage of a biliary SEMS for a severe-recurrent stricture at the level of the proximal esophageal sphincter.
Publisher or Conference
American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
Viswanathan S, Dobin T, Hoang L. Size Matters: A Case of Recurrent Proximal Esophageal Stenosis Treated with a Biliary Self Expanding Metal Stent (SEMS). Poster presented at: ACG Annual Scientific Meeting; October 28, 2019; San Antonio, TX.