we report a case of successful closure of a benign esophago-pleural fistula with a polyflex stent. one month after stent retrieval the patient developed dysphagia and a stricture was noted at the previous stent location. after esophageal dilation and steroid injection the stricture resolved. the new polyflex stent is increasingly being used to manage benign esophageal diseases such as strictures, fistulas or perforation. secondary esophageal strictures have not been previously reported.