Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery,
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2023),
2 Shahrivar 2023,
Background: Due to the delay in esophageal cancer until the late stages, its mortality rate is relatively high. One of the most common presentations of advanced esophageal cancer is dysphagia. Esophageal stenting is a palliative treatment modality to resolve dysphagia and restore oral intake. Despite this advantage, stenting has various complications.
Aim: We reported a case of active bleeding after esophageal stenting.
Case presentation: A case of a complication caused by an esophageal stent placement for carcinoma is presented. The placement of the stent was difficult under fluoroscopic control, which led to some pushing, resulting in a wound in the pharynx with active bleeding without perforation. The bleeding was successfully controlled by the surgeon. Therefore, the patient was postponed a few days later and we preferred this time to put a stent through the scope without complications.
Conclusion: Active bleeding is one of the esophageal stenting complications. In this article, we reported a middle-aged woman with advanced esophageal cancer who underwent esophageal stenting. Afterward, she developed active bleeding, which was successfully managed.