Esophageal stent

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Shortness of breath. Known oesophageal malignancy.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

An esophageal stent traverses the gastro-esophageal junction.

Hyperinflated lungs in keeping with COPD.

The appearances of the lungs and esophageal stent for malignancy are both likely the outcome of the same cause - smoking.

Case Discussion

A covered esophageal stent is observed traversing the GEJ.

Esophageal stents are almost exclusively deployed for symptomatic benefit for a malignant stricture, typically in the distal esophagus.

The stent may be placed endoscopically or by an interventionally radiologist under fluroscopic guidance.

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Case information

rID: 26516
Published: 25th Dec 2013
Last edited: 13th Oct 2019
Tag: stent
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