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Endoscopic balloon dilatation of benign esophageal stricture-a nonhazardous procedure?
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PMID:  18493348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures has been widely used since its introduction. We have performed 224 dilatation procedures in 52 patients. Dilatation was done as an outpatient procedure. Strictures were due to reflux esophagitis in 25 patients, anastomatic stenosis in 6, achalasia in 5, complications of sclerotherapy in 5, corrosive lesions in 3, and long-standing nasogastric intubation in 2. The cause was unknown in 6 cases. The intention was to dilate all strictures up to 20 mm. Three major complications occurred, and one of these patients died. The risk of perforation seems to be higher after repeated procedures than during the first one.
O Ekberg; A Borgström; F T Fork; E Lövdahl
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Title:  Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1070-3608     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Ther Endosc     Publication Date:  1994  
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Nlm Unique ID:  9502019     Medline TA:  Diagn Ther Endosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-7     Citation Subset:  -    
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology University of Lund Malmö General Hospital Malmö S-214 01 Sweden.
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Diagn Ther Endosc
ISSN: 1070-3608
ISSN: 1029-0516
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Received Day: 24 Month: 1 Year: 1993
Print publication date: Year: 1994
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First Page: 93 Last Page: 97
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DOI: 10.1155/DTE.1.93

Endoscopic Balloon Dilatation of Benign Esophageal Stricture?A Nonhazardous Procedure?
Olle Ekberg1
Anders Borgstr?m2
Frans-Thomas Fork1
Eje L?vdahl3
1The Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of LundMalm? General HospitalMalm?S-214 01Sweden
2The Department of SurgeryUniversity of LundMalm? General HospitalMalm?S-214 01Sweden
3The Endoscopy UnitUniversity of LundMalm? General HospitalMalm?S-214 01Sweden

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