Endoscopy 1982; 14(5): 182-184
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1018611

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Problems of Dissolution after Long-term Placement of a Celestin Oesophageal Tube

G. Bueß* , B. Lorenz* , J. Eitenmüller* , W. Steinbrich**
  • *Department of Surgery at the University of Cologne (Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Pichlmaier), Köln, Germany
  • **Department of Radiology at the University of Cologne (Director: Prof. Dr. G. Friedmann), Köln, Germany
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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.