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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