J Korean Radiol Soc.  1986 Oct;22(5):655-660. 10.3348/jkrs.1986.22.5.655.

Balloon catheter dilatation of esophageal strictures in children and an infant

Abstract

Severe postoperative strictures in two children and infant and mild postoperative stricture in a child weretreated with balloon catheter. A child with post-fundoplication stricture showed symptomatic improvement.Anastomotic strictures after esophageal atresia repair in an infant and a child were successfuly dilated withimproved luminal diameter and symptoms, in a child with mild postoperative stricture, balloon dilatation wasperformed to prevnet stricture of the anastomotic site. Radiological esophageal dilatation using balloon cathetersis a safe and effective method for dilating symptomatic esophageal strictures which obviates surgery and allowssubsequent standard bougienage.

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