The use of self-expandable plastic stents for non-malignant esophago-pleural fistulas

M. Al-Haddad, C. A. Craig, J. Odell, O. Pajaro, Michael B. Wallace

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Abstract

Anastomotic leaks and fistulas are unfortunate complications of esophageal-gastric surgery and esophageal dilations. Traditional management options have included surgery or a more conservative approach. There have been few reports describing the use of self-expandable plastic stents for the treatment of esophageal perforations and tracheoesophageal fistulas from benign diseases. We are reporting the use of self-expandable plastic stents for the treatment of non-malignant esophago-pleural fistulas occurring after esophagectomy in one case and esophageal perforation post dilation in the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Esophago-pleural fistulas
  • Postoperative esophageal anastomotic leak
  • Self-expandable plastic stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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