School of Medicine and Health Sciences Poster Presentations

Title

Fluoroscopically guided sharp recanalization with dilation and stenting of an esophageal occlusion.

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Clinical Specialties

Keywords

Esophageal recanalization, interventional radiology

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

Esophageal strictures may lead to dysphagia, intolerance of normal secretions, and malnutrition. The gold standard of treatment is esophageal dilation. Though most cases are relieved by balloon dilation, one third of cases require multiple dilations. To complicate treatment further, complete occlusion of the esophagus or severe fibrotic strictures may limit the use of balloon dilation or stents. In our case, a patient with a complex fibrotic occlusion above a previously placed esophageal stent was successfully treated with a sharp recanalization technique using fluoroscopy alone.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Fluoroscopically guided sharp recanalization with dilation and stenting of an esophageal occlusion.

Esophageal strictures may lead to dysphagia, intolerance of normal secretions, and malnutrition. The gold standard of treatment is esophageal dilation. Though most cases are relieved by balloon dilation, one third of cases require multiple dilations. To complicate treatment further, complete occlusion of the esophagus or severe fibrotic strictures may limit the use of balloon dilation or stents. In our case, a patient with a complex fibrotic occlusion above a previously placed esophageal stent was successfully treated with a sharp recanalization technique using fluoroscopy alone.