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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1997 Jul;37(1):79-81. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SH , Han YM , Song JS , Chun CS , Kim CS .
Department of Radiology, Hae Sung Hospital.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chonbuk National University College of Medicine.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hae Sung Hospital.
Department of General Surgery, Hae Sung Hospital.

A silicone-covered modified Gianturco stent in patients with malignant esophageal stricture is an easy, safe, and effective palliative procedure, but reports of complications arising from stent placement in patients with this condition are numerous. There have been no reports of fracture of the modified Gianturco esophageal stent. We report a case of stent fracture in association with gastric migration of modified Gianturco esophageal stent in a patient with malignant esophageal stricture. It appears that the fracture was probably due to oxidation of the stent by gastric juice.

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