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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 487–489 | Cite as

Treatment of Post-Stent Gastroesophageal Reflux by Anti-Reflux Z-Stent

  • Roger Philip Davies
  • Jacqueline Kew
  • Peter D. Byrne
Technical Note

Abstract

Severe symptoms of heartburn and retrosternal pain consistent with gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) developed in a patient following placement of a conventional self-expanding 16–24-mm-diameter × 12-cm-long esophageal stent across the gastroesophageal junction to treat an obstructing esophageal carcinoma. A second 18-mm-diameter × 10-cm-long esophageal stent with anti-reflux valve was deployed coaxially and reduced symptomatic GER immediately. Improvement was sustained at 4-month follow-up. An anti-reflux stent can be successfully used to treat significant symptomatic GER after conventional stenting.

Key words: Esophageal stent, anti-reflux valve—Esophageal carcinoma 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Philip Davies
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Kew
    • 1
  • Peter D. Byrne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, North Western Adelaide Health Service, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Campus, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, Adelaide 5011South Australia
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, North Western Adelaide Health Service, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Campus, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, Adelaide 5011South Australia

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