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A tale of three stents: Aortic stenting prior to oesophagectomy after oesophageal stents

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander PhillipsORCiD, Professor Michael Griffin


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© 2017 Royal College of Surgeons of England. The use of endoluminal stents to treat anastomotic leaks post oesophagogastric resection remains controversial. While some advocate stents to expedite recovery, others advise caution due to the risk of major morbidity and mortality. We describe a case of anastomotic leak following total gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma treated with a self-expanding metallic stent. Complications with the initial stent were treated with a further stent, which compromised the function of the oesophagus and eroded into the aorta, necessitating a colonic reconstruction and endovascular aortic stenting.

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Author(s): Munro CE, Stamp GFW, Phillips AW, Griffin SM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Year: 2018

Volume: 100

Issue: 4

Pages: e78-e80

Online publication date: 24/01/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0035-8843

ISSN (electronic): 1478-7083

Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England


DOI: 10.1308/rcsann.2018.0009


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