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Title: Endoscopic balloon dilation of colonic and ileo-colonic Crohn's strictures: long-term results
Authors: Breysem, Y ×
Janssens, J F
Coremans, Georges
Vantrappen, Gaston
Hendrickx, G
Rutgeerts, Paul #
Issue Date: May-1992
Series Title: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy vol:38 issue:2 pages:142-7
Abstract: The long-term effects of endoscopic dilation of colonic or ileo-colonic Crohn's disease strictures were analyzed. In 18 patients with a Crohn's disease-related low gastrointestinal stricture, the stenosis was dilated using through-the-scope (TTS) balloon catheters. A dilation to a diameter of 18 mm was always attempted. Treatment was successfully carried out in 16 patients, and was followed by immediate symptomatic relief in 14 patients. Long-term success was observed in nine patients. There were no complications. Balloon catheter dilation of a colonic stricture or stricture of an ileo-colonic anastomosis was found to be safe and effective. This treatment modality can be an alternative to surgery in a selected group of patients.
ISSN: 0016-5107
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
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