A guidewire-assisted endoscopic knife-cutting salvage technique for near-total esophageal obstruction

Ye Ji Kim, Hoon Jai Chun, Sun Young Kim, Min Ho Seo, Woo Jin Lee, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hong Sik Lee, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Ho Sang Ryu

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    Abstract

    There are many potential strategies for endoscopic treatment of benign esophageal strictures. However, total esophageal strictures still remain difficult to treat. We report a case of a 53-year-old woman with a near-total esophageal stricture with multiple webs and postoperative stenosis. A guidewire-assisted endoscopic cutting method and endoscopic dilation technique were used for total esophageal obstruction in a relatively long segment in a patient with Plummer-Vinson syndrome. This case shows that balloon dilation plus guidewire-assisted endoscopic cutting may be an effective salvage therapy for near-total esophageal obstruction when performed by experienced endoscopists.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)170-173
    Number of pages4
    JournalEsophagus
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep

    Keywords

    • Endoscopic treatment
    • Esophageal obstruction
    • Plummer-Vinson syndrome

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology

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