Displaced Angelchik prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Anti-reflux procedure in 1984, now epigastric pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Doughnut-shaped prosthesis (Angelchik) is displaced and sits free beneath the left hemidiaphragm.

Case Discussion

Doughnut-shaped prosthesis (Angelchik) is normally placed around the gastro-esophageal junction (below the diaphragm) to stop hiatus hernia and reflux. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 17623
Published: 30th Apr 2012
Last edited: 8th Jun 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.