Esophageal Stent Migration Into Trachea

Yi-Ying Chiang, Mei-Hui Yang, Hung-Yu Chang, Chia-Chen Chen, Chia-Wen Chen, Kuen-Bao Chen


We reported a case of esophageal cancer in which an esophageal stent was placed for treatment of a malignant stricture. A tracheoesophageal fistula and stent migration into the trachea were noted on post-procedure day 11 before the placement of a feeding gastrostomy. Because of the possibility of stent-related tracheoesophageal fistula, whether surgical feeding gastrostomy or endoscopic stent placement is of benefit for patients with malignant esophageal stenosis requires careful evaluation.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(6):262-264


Tracheoesophageal Fistula; Stents; Esophageal neoplasms; Esophageal stenosis; Gastrostomy

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