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Balloon dilation of benign esophageal rings or strictures: a randomized clinical trial comparing two different inflation times
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
2013 (English)In: Diseases of the esophagus, ISSN 1120-8694, E-ISSN 1442-2050, Vol. 27, no 2, 109-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although balloon dilatation is the primary treatment for benign dysphagia, information about the optimal inflation time is lacking. The aim of the current pilot study was to compare 10 seconds inflation time with 2 minutes inflation time, regarding the efficacy. Twenty patients with symptomatic strictures were prospectively studied in a randomized fashion. The 10-second group required an average of 1.4 dilations per patient; the 2-minute group required an average of 1.5 dilations per patient. This pilot study indicates that 10 seconds inflation time is as effective as 2 minutes. Because the treatment is both painful and unpleasant, this is an important finding.

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2013. Vol. 27, no 2, 109-111 p.
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balloon dilation, benign esophageal stricture, esophagus
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83659DOI: 10.1111/dote.12080ISI: 000331129500002PubMedID: 23621385OAI: diva2:669160
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-04-07Bibliographically approved

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