Endoscopy 1982; 14(1): 22-23
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021566

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Unusual Cause of Celestin Tube Obstruction: Internal Hernia of the Latex Wall - Report of Three Cases

A. Papazian, J.P. Capron, J.L. Dupas
  • Centre d'Endoscopie Digestive, Clinique Médicale A [Pr. A. Lorriaux]
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, F-8030 Amiens Cedex
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Publication Date:
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.