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Vol. 47. Issue 9.
Pages 556-557 (September 2023)
Vol. 47. Issue 9.
Pages 556-557 (September 2023)
Images in Intensive Medicine
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Esophageal prosthesis migrated to gastric corpus. An ultrasound diagnosis
Prótesis esofágica migrada a cuerpo gástrico. Un diagnóstico ecográfico
Adela Fernández Galileaa,
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, Juan Francisco Muñoz Morenob, Raúl Vicho Pereirac
a Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Hospital General Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain
b Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain
c Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Clínica Rotger Quirónsalud-Hospital Mallorca, Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
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This is the case of a patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to early suture dehiscence during the postoperative period of a surgical myotomy performed due to an esophageal diverticulum. A metal self-expanding prosthesis is placed endoscopically in the dehiscence region.

The ultrasound follow-up conducted a few hours later shows the endoprosthesis (Fig. 1) with its “clips” (arrows in Fig. 2) at gastric corpus region in the splenorenal window. Through the endoscopy the prosthesis is repositioned until it reaches the proper location. The ultrasound follow-up confirms the disappearance of the device in the stomach (Fig. 3).

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All the authors were similarly involved in the diagnosis and management of the patient, and the design and drafting of this manuscript.

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