Celestin tube use: radiographic manifestations of associated complications.

@article{Haynes1984CelestinTU,
  title={Celestin tube use: radiographic manifestations of associated complications.},
  author={J. W. Haynes and P. R. Miller and Z Steiger and Lawrence P Leichman and G A Kling},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={41-4}
}
Celestin intubation of the esophagus is occasionally employed in the palliation of unresectable esophageal carcinoma and in the obturation of malignant tracheoesophageal fistulas. Fourteen of 192 patients with carcinomas of the esophagus had Celestin tubes inserted at our institution between October 1977 and October 1982. Although tube insertion carries a low operative risk, there is significant subsequent morbidity associated with its use. Complications were identified radiographically in 11… CONTINUE READING