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Year 2018 / Volume 110 / Number 12

Case Report

Complete resolution of dysphagia after sequential Polyflex™ stenting in a case of recurrent anastomotic stenosis in an adult with congenital esophageal atresia

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Andrés José del Pozo-García, Carlos Piedracoba-Cadahia, Fernando Sánchez-Gómez, José Carlos Marín-Gabriel, Sarbelio Rodríguez-Muñoz,

We present a case of intractable dysphagia in a 23-year-old female with type 1 esophageal atresia (EA) and subsequent postsurgical refractory esophageal strictures. The patient was referred due to increasing symptomatology and a slight response to balloon dilations. A biodegradable polydioxanone stent (ELLA) was placed, but this did not relieve the dysphagia. After the sequential placement of two siliconated polypropylene stents (Polyflex™, Boston Scientifics), the dysphagia was definitively relieved. To our knowledge, this is the first published case with a full resolution of dysphagia using this strategy in an adult patient.

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