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World J Clin Cases. May 26, 2024; 12(15): 2614-2620
Published online May 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i15.2614
Transparent cap adjusted the stent placed for stenosis after endoscopic injection of esophageal varices: A case report
Fu-Long Zhang, Jing Xu, Yuan-Dong Zhu, Qian-Neng Wu, Yan Shi, Lei Fang, Dan Zhou, Hai Wang, Chao-Jun Huang, Chun-Hua Zhou, Qun Zhu
Fu-Long Zhang, Yuan-Dong Zhu, Qian-Neng Wu, Yan Shi, Lei Fang, Dan Zhou, Hai Wang, Chao-Jun Huang, Chun-Hua Zhou, Qun Zhu, Department of Gastroenterology, Hangzhou Xixi hospital, Hangzhou 310023, Zhejiang Province, China
Jing Xu, Department of Hepatopathy, Hangzhou Xixi hospital, Hangzhou 310023, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang FL and Zhu YD contributed equally to this work; Zhang FL and Zhu YD designed the research study; Wu QN, Shi Y, Zhou D, Fang L, Huang CJ, Wang H, Zhu Q and Zhou CH performed the research; Zhang FL and Xu J analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript. All authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
Supported by Hangzhou Agricultural and Social Development Research Guidance Project, No. 20220919Y037.
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Corresponding author: Yuan-Dong Zhu, Doctor, Director, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hangzhou Xixi hospital, No. 2 Henbu Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310023, Zhejiang Province, China. zhuyuandong2022@163.com
Received: January 21, 2024
Revised: February 8, 2024
Accepted: April 8, 2024
Published online: May 26, 2024
Abstract
BACKGROUND

The stent embedded in the esophageal mucosa is one of the complications after stenting for esophageal stricture. We present a case of stent adjustment with the aid of a transparent cap after endoscopic injection of an esophageal varices stent.

CASE SUMMARY

A 61-year-old male patient came to the hospital with discomfort of the chest after the stent implanted for the stenosis because of endoscopic injection of esophageal varices. The gastroscopy was performed, and the stent embedded into the esophageal mucosa. At first, we pulled the recycling line for shrinking the stent, however, the mucosa could not be removed from the stent. Then a forceps was performed to remove the mucosa in the stent, nevertheless, the bleeding form the mucosa was obvious. And then, we used a transparent cap to scrape the mucosa along the stent, and the mucosa were removed successfully without bleeding.

CONCLUSION

A transparent cap helps gastroscopy to remove the mucosa embedded in the stent after endoscopic injection of the esophageal varices stent.

Keywords: Stent, Transparent cap, Stenosis, Endoscopic injection, Esophageal varices, Case report

Core Tip: Esophageal stenosis is one of the complications of endoscopic injection for treatment of esophageal varices. The stent embedding into the esophageal mucosa is one of the complications after stenting for esophageal stricture. We present a case of stent adjustment with the aid of a transparent cap after endoscopic injection of an esophageal varices stent.