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Problems of Dissolution after Long-term Placement of a Celestin Oesophageal Tube
17 March 2008 (online)
The reported cases of Latex material dissolution after long-term placement of Celestin oesophageal tubes, and the ensuing complications are discussed. Also discussed is a case of ours with adenocarcinoma of the distal oesophagus in which dissolution of the Celestin tube was found 8 months after placement. What is needed is a stable substance to replace Latex. So far, no problems have been reported with the Latex-Silicone Haering tube.
Oesophageal stenosis - Celestin oesophageal tube - Tube fracture - Tube dislodgment - Stenosing oesophageal cancer - Tube complications - Oesophageal cancer-palliative treatment