Oesophageal erosion of an Angelchik prosthesis: surgical management using fundoplication Academic Article uri icon


  • Complications following insertion of the Angelchik prosthesis are becoming increasingly recognised. We report a 35-year-old patient with both mediastinal migration and intraluminal oesophageal erosion of a prosthesis. Successful management included transthoracic removal combined with a modified onlay fundoplication over the oesophageal defect to prevent gastro-oesophageal reflux.

publication date

  • 1992