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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1



  • Endoscopic treatment
  • Esophageal obstruction
  • Plummer-Vinson syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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