What to Do If a Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Buckled in Esophagus?


Disibeyaz S., Parlak E., Koksal A. S. , Onder F. O. , Sahin B.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, cilt.29, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01601.x
  • Dergi Adı: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES

Özet

A 65-year-old man was consulted because of buckling of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe in the esophagus. A forward-viewing endoscope was inserted to the esophagus alongside the TEE probe. TEE probe was pushed to the stomach while the retroflexed tip portion was pushed by the endoscope in order to prevent retroflexion. The TEE probe was advanced into the stomach by this method where the buckled part was unfolded and then withdrawn. Cardiologists performing TEE and the referred gastroenterologists could perform such a method of solution in case of buckling of TEE probe in the esophagus. (Echocardiography 2012;29:E85-E86)