Balloon dilatation of anastomotic strictures secondary to surgical repair of oesophageal atresia: a systematic review

@article{Thyoka2013BalloonDO,
  title={Balloon dilatation of anastomotic strictures secondary to surgical repair of oesophageal atresia: a systematic review},
  author={Mandela Thyoka and Antonia Timmis and Tumpale Mhango and Derek J. Roebuck},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={898-901}
}
Surgical repair of oesophageal atresia may result in anastomotic strictures. These strictures are often treated by balloon dilatation (BD) and currently balloon dilatation (fluoroscopic or endoscopic) is the preferred primary treatment method. Here we review the current evidence of the outcomes of balloon dilatation of anastomotic strictures secondary to surgical repair of oesophageal atresia. We searched the standard databases (January, 1960–May, 2012) to identify all studies that reported… CONTINUE READING