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[Results of endoscopic dilatation treatment of benign esophageal stenosis].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
1
Pages
1–4
Identifiers
PMID: 8185995
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The management of benign esophageal stenoses is based on endoscopic dilatation of the tight segment for the remission of dysphagia. Five hundred and twenty sessions of dilatation with Savary-Guilliard bougies have been performed in one hundred and twenty-nine patients with benign esophageal stenoses. Patients with peptic stenoses (n = 59) needed a lesser number of sessions (mean: 2.47) than patients with postsurgical (n = 44; mean: 4.86) or caustic (n = 18; mean: 7.77) stenoses. The treatment failed in 4 patients (3.2%) and severe complications were observed in 3 patients (2.4%). These results support the efficacy and safety of this technique.

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