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Unusual Cause of Celestin Tube Obstruction: Internal Hernia of the Latex Wall - Report of Three Cases
17 March 2008 (online)
The advent of endoscopy permitted peroral esophageal prosthesis insertion as palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia. Several cases of prosthesis obstruction have been described: a) blocking by food impaction; b) exuberant growth of tumor above or below the tube; c) peptic stenosis above the tube due to reflux esophagitis. The authors report three cases of an unusual cause of Celestin tube obstruction: internal herniation of the latex wall. This hernia can be easily burst with the endoscopic needle. It is suggested that such a hernia can occur with any type of tube introducer which can crush or split the internal wall.
Esophageal prosthesis - Tube obstruction - Internal herniation