Author(s): Dalzell AM, Shepherd RW, Cleghorn GJ, Patrick MK
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Abstract We made a retrospective analysis of the efficacy and complication rate of 268 esophageal dilatation procedures performed under fluoroscopic control using the fiber-optic endoscope in 45 children with esophageal stricture. Antegrade and retrograde stricture dilatation was performed under general anesthetic, mainly as an outpatient procedure. Thirty-six children had an esophageal stricture following tracheoesophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia repair, and nine children had severe corrosive stricture of the esophagus following lye ingestion. The procedure was well tolerated and effective.
This article was published in J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System