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Esophageal stricture in children: Fiber-optic endoscopy and dilatation under fluoroscopic control

Authors
  • Dalzell, A. M.
  • Shepherd, R. W.
  • Cleghorn, Geoffrey J.
  • Patrick, M. K.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Source
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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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. © 1992 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.

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