Benign Anastomotic Strictures After Esophagectomy: Long-Term Effectiveness of Balloon Dilation and Factors Affecting Recurrence in 155 Patients

American Journal of Roentgenology, 04/26/2012

Balloon dilation under fluoroscopic guidance has encouraging long–term results in the treatment of benign anastomotic strictures after esophagectomy. However, recurrence after balloon dilation was common, with McKeown esophagectomy and development of stricture within 10 weeks after surgery associated with recurrent strictures.

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