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Use of a Strecker oesophageal stent in the treatment of benign oesophageal stricture.

Authors
  • Foster, D R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australasian radiology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1995
Volume
39
Issue
4
Pages
399–400
Identifiers
PMID: 8561719
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of self-expanding prostheses in the management of malignant oesophageal strictures has become well established. The majority of benign peptic oesophageal strictures can be successfully managed using endoscopic or fluoroscopically guided balloon oesophageal dilatation combined with long-term drug therapy, particularly using proton pumper inhibitors. Although endoscopic oesophageal dilatation can be performed on an outpatient basis, it requires repeated hospital visits. There is a small risk of oesophageal perforation whilst cardio-respiratory complications may be encountered during the use of intravenous sedation in an elderly population. The use of a self-expanding Strecker stent in a 98 year old woman with a benign oesophageal stricture is described.

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