Symposium 3











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

3 Sunday, September 2, 2:30 – 4:15 pm
Leaks – Perforations
Stents for benign / malignant strictures

Chairs: K. Dua (Milwaukee) – P. Siersema (Utrecht)
Discussant: B. Wijnhoven (Rotterdam)

  • Are there any predictors of response to endotherapy for corrosive strictures? R. Kochhar(Chandigarh)
  • Should esophageal stents be used for treating benign esophageal strictures? K.S. Dua (Milwaukee)
  • Are biodegradable stents better alternative to removable stents? P. Siersema (Utrecht)
  • Esophageal perforation: conservative management, endotherapy or surgery? K.L. Goh (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Endotherapy for esophageal perforation/leaks: clip, stent, suture, fibrin or combinations? E. DeMoura (Sao Paulo)
  • What determines the optimal stenting period in benign esophageal strictures/leaks? K.L. Goh (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Do esophageal leaks due to surgery/instrumentation/ulcers/spontaneous require different treatment options? N. Reddy (Hyderabad)
  • What strategy to adopt when a fistula of a cervical anastomosis occurs? V.N. Felix (Sao Paulo)
  • Should esophageal leak/fistula communicating with an infected mediastinal cavity be endoscopically closed? If not, what are the alternatives? If yes, should the cavity be drained percutaneously prior to endotherapy? N.M. Guda (Milwaukee)
  • How should new fistula secondary to an esophageal stent be treated? E. DeMoura (Sao Paulo)
  • How can a malignant stricture close to the upper esophageal stricture be palliated? N.M. Guda (Milwaukee)
  • Palliation of malignant dysphagia: How to choose an esophageal stent. K.S. Dua (Milwaukee)
  • Are fully covered expandable stents better than partially covered expandable stents? N. Reddy (Hyderabad)
  • Laser therapy for esophageal strictures M. Häfner (Vienna)
  • Management of esophageal leaks with intra-thoracic endoscopy and Argon plasma A. Nieponice (Buenos Aires)