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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-53

Esophageal stent placement as a therapeutic option for iatrogenic esophageal perforation in children

1 Pediatrics and Adult Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
2 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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Alsafadi Ahmad
200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.179552

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Iatrogenic esophageal perforation (IEP) is a potentially serious adverse event of interventional endoscopy. The approach to IEP varies from surgical repair for large perforations to conservative treatment for small contained perforations. We report a case of an 18-month-old girl with congenital esophageal stenosis suffering a large esophageal perforation after a trial of stricture dilatation, which was successfully managed by the placement of fully covered stent. Hence, in selected cases, esophageal stent placement is a feasible alternative to invasive surgery in managing IEP.

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