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Dilation of strictures after esophageal resection and reconstruction.

Authors
  • Tóta, J
  • Vörös, A
  • Bohák, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta chirurgica Hungarica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
35
Issue
1-2
Pages
137–147
Identifiers
PMID: 8659232
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Dilation has remained an indispensable method of therapy for postoperative esophageal stricture even nowadays. Dilation with proper equipment and instruments of esophageal stricture after resection is a safe procedure. It can be performed most effectively and with reduced danger by Savary-Gilliard instrument or balloon. If it is only scar and there is no relapse, dysphagia starts mostly within 2-3 months after the operation. In the case of local relapse the postoperation stenosis gives rise to dysphagia later. The possible presence of postoperative fistula does not contraindicate stricture dilation. In fact, the dilation of narrow anastomosis helps the closure of the fistula.

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