Broken stent in oesophageal malignancy: A rare complication


Dogan U. , Egilmez E.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.68, no.2, pp.264-266, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-266

Abstract

Metallic expandable stents are used increasingly for palliative treatment of inoperable malignant tumours of oesophagus to improve dysphagia. We report a rare case of oesophageal stent fracture that was broken and left in situ within the stomach uneventfully until the end of the patient's life after the application of another stent.