June 1991

Angelchik Prosthesis Complicates Treatment of Adenocarcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Louisville (Ky) School of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1991;126(6):784-785. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1991.01410300130022

• Indications for use of the Angelchik prosthesis remain controversial, and many surgeons actively involved in the treatment of reflux disease have not used the device. We describe a case that illustrates difficulties associated with resection of a tumor in the presence of this prothesis. Such experience suggests that patients known to have Barrett's esophagus might be better treated with standard antireflux procedures.

(Arch Surg. 1991;126:784-785)