Combination of endoscopic incision and balloon dilation for treatment of a completely obstructed anastomotic stenosis following colorectal resection: A case report.: Influence Statistics

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Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Endoscopic incision , Colorectal surgery , Anastomosis surgical , Patient underwent , Constriction pathologic .

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Combination of endoscopic incision and balloon dilation for treatment of a completely obstructed anastomotic stenosis following colorectal resection: A case report.

Abstract

. RATIONALE: The management of complete obstruction of anastomosis following colorectal surgery is challenging. Some modified minimally invasive methods have been reported to be successfully implemented in some cases. In this case report, we present a case to share our experience. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old man underwent low anterior resection and single barrel ileostomy for rectal cancer 5 months ago. Completely obstructed anastomotic stenosis was found during colonoscopy. DIAGNOSIS: Colonoscopy showed the anastomosis at 8 cm from the anal verge was completely obstructed. INTERVENTIONS: A small incision was made by a needle knife, and then the stenosis was sequentially dilated by using a wire-guided balloon dilator. OUTCOMES: The luminal continuity was reestablished. The patient underwent successful ileostomy closure 2 months later. At 18-months follow-up, no restenosis of the anastomosis was observed during colonoscopy. LESSONS: Endoscopic small incision with a needle knife along with balloon dilation could be an alternative method for patients with complete obstruction of anastomosis after colorectal resection. But this procedure should be performed with great caution in selected patients and performed only by highly experienced endoscopists.