Adenocarcinoma of the Distal Esophagus in a Patient With a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device: First of Many to Come?

@article{Stadlhuber2015AdenocarcinomaOT,
  title={Adenocarcinoma of the Distal Esophagus in a Patient With a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device: First of Many to Come?},
  author={Rudolf Johannes Stadlhuber and Attila Dubecz and Alexander Meining and Hubert Jakob Stein},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={
          e147-8
        }
}
Recently an alternative treatment option utilizing a laparoscopically placed magnetic sphincter device has been introduced for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients who are hesitant to undergo Nissen-fundoplication. Based on previous experience with similar devices, concerns have been raised about migration, and in case of a subsequently developing esophageal cancer, technical challenges during the endoscopic or surgical treatment caused by the foreign body reaction around the abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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