Use of Polyflex Airway stent in the treatment of perforated esophageal stricture in an infant: a case report

Ferdinand R. Rico, Allison M. Panzer, Koorosh Kooros, Thomas M. Rossi, Walter Pegoli

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Anastomotic stricture is a common sequela after primary repair of esophageal atresia with esophagoesophagostomy. Esophageal perforation secondary to dilatation of the stricture, and refractory stricture are not uncommon. We present a case using a Polyflex Airway stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) as an alternative treatment of esophageal stricture and perforation in an infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e5-e8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007



  • Anastomotic stricture
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal perforation
  • Stent, airway/esophageal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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