J Korean Radiol Soc.  1990 Jun;26(3):469-475. 10.3348/jkrs.1990.26.3.469.

Balloon catheter dilatation of esophageal strictures


The authors performed 27 fluoroscopically guided balloon dilatation in 12 patients of esophageal strictureduring recent 3 years. The causes of esophageal stricture were corrosive esophagitis(N=2) and congenitalnarrowing(N=1), including postoperative narrowing in achalasia(N=3), esophageal varix(N=3), lye stricture(N=2) andesophageal cancer(n=1). Sussessful dilatation of the stricture was achieved during the procedure in 10patients(83%). Major complication such as esophageal rupture was not found. The authors concluded thatfluoroscopicaly guided esophageal balloon dilatation is a safe and effective method for treatment of symptomatic esophageal strictures.

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