Esophageal stent placement for the treatment of iatrogenic intrathoracic esophageal perforation.


BACKGROUND Iatrogenic esophageal perforation after endoscopy or surgery can be a devastating event. Traditional therapy has most often consisted of operative repair of the esophagus. This investigation summarizes our experiences treating iatrogenic intrathoracic perforations of the esophagus using an occlusive removable esophageal stent. METHODS Over a 24… (More)


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