Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2019 Jun;52(3):165-169. 10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.165.

Endoscopic Intraluminal Drainage: An Alternative Treatment for Phlegmonous Esophagitis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. doctorahn02@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Phlegmonous esophagitis must be treated aggressively; therefore, appropriate antibiotic therapy and drainage are critical. Although a conventional surgical approach has been used previously, internal drainage could be another treatment option in light of advances in endoscopic techniques. We report 2 cases in which patients suffering from phlegmonous esophagitis were successfully treated with endoscopic intraluminal drainage and antibiotics.

Keyword

Phlegmonous esophagitis; Endoscopic drainage; Esophagitis; Endoscopy

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cellulitis*
Drainage*
Endoscopy
Esophagitis*
Humans
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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