Abstract • 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) References 1. Condon RE. More misadventures with the esophageal collar . Surgery . 1983;94:477-478. 2. Kauten JR, Mansour KA. Complications of the Angelchik prosthesis in the management of gastroesophageal reflux . Am Surg . 1986;25:208-213.
Archives of Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Jun 1, 1991