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Peripheral cutting balloon in the management of resistant benign ureteral and biliary strictures: long-term results.
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PMID:  17354194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report the long-term follow-up results of peripheral cutting balloon incision and dilatation (PCBID) after failed high-pressure balloon dilatation in patients with benign ureteral and biliary strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 9 patients (5 males and 4 females) who underwent successful PCBID procedures. Of these, 4 patients had biliary strictures; 2 of them had choledocho-choledochal anastomosis after liver transplantation, one at the choledocho-jejunal anastomosis, and the other at the papilla of Vater after failed endoscopic papillotomy. Of the 5 patients with ureteral strictures, 2 occurred following kidney transplantation, one after local radiation, and 2 had pelvic metastases compressing the urinary tract. The duration of follow-up, both clinical and radiological, was 24 months. RESULTS: The 9 patients who underwent successful PCBID procedures represented 82% of the original group treated by PCBID, which we reported in a previous publication. There were no periprocedural complications. The rate of primary patency, which was confirmed clinically and ultrasonographically at the end of follow- up, was 55% (5/9), and the secondary patency rate was 78% (7/9). Choledocho-choledochal restenosis occurred in 2 patients, 5 and 9 months after liver transplantation, who were treated percutaneously; one by balloon angioplasty (secondary patency for 19 months) and the other by PCBID (patency for 15 months). The remaining 2 patients (both with pelvic metastases) had restenosis 5 and 6 months postprocedure and were successfully treated by the insertion of double-J ureteral stents. CONCLUSION: PCBID is a simple and safe option for the treatment of ureteral and biliary strictures after failed high-pressure balloon dilatation, which demonstrated a two-year primary patency rate of 55% and a secondary patency rate of 78%.
Eli Atar; Gil N Bachar; Mor Eitan; Franklyn Graif; Haim Neyman; Alexander Belenky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1305-3825     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-13     Completed Date:  2007-04-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Rabin Medical Center Affiliated to the Sacker Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anastomosis, Surgical / adverse effects
Balloon Dilatation / instrumentation,  methods*
Biliary Tract Diseases / etiology,  pathology,  therapy*
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology,  pathology,  therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic / adverse effects
Treatment Outcome
Ureteral Obstruction / etiology,  pathology,  therapy*

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