What are the indications for esophageal stent placement?
Dysphagia, typically for strictures of mass effect from malignancy
What is a major long term complication of fully covered stents?
Migration (partially covered stents are less likely to migrate)
- The right-sided port a cath terminating in the region of SVC/RA junction is in the appropriate position.
- The gastroesophageal stent is stable in this patient with known metastatic gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
- Heart is normal in size without pulmonary vascular congestion. No discrete effusions or pneumothorax. No acute osseous findings in this patient with known osseous metastatic disease. No free air in the upper abdomen.