High Flamingo Stent

This patient developed overgrowth above an existing flamingo stent. The second stent needed to be quite high to cover the overgrowth. The marker is on cricopharyngeus - positioned with the aid of the endoscope. After the procedure the patient was not able to feel the stent but the swallow was not normal. There was associated laryngeal nerve palsy and poor coordination of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing.