Intractable dysphagia following placement of Angelchik prosthesis for reflux esophagitis.


In 1979, Angelchik and Cohen [1] reported a series of 46 patients in whom a Silastic prosthesis was used to control gastroesophageal reflux. The initial results were good, and to date, no long-term complications have been noted. We discuss a patient whom severe dysphagia developed following placement of an Angelchik prosthesis. Preoperative evaluation… (More)


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