Pneumomediastinum Following Enteryx™ Injection for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

@article{Noh2005PneumomediastinumFE,
  title={Pneumomediastinum Following Enteryx™ Injection for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease},
  author={Kyung Woo Noh and David Loeb and Andrew H. Stockland and Sami Ren{\'e} Achem},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={723-726}
}
We describe the case of a 68-year-old female who developed pneumomediastinum following the “Enteryx” procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The patient required hospitalization and parenteral antibiotics and responded favorably to a conservative approach. Similar complications have been observed with other endoscopic treatment modalities for GERD such as Stretta and suturing techniques. Our patient represents the third reported case of a serious complication… CONTINUE READING

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