Balloon dilation is preferable to bougienage in children with esophageal atresia.

@article{Lang2001BalloonDI,
  title={Balloon dilation is preferable to bougienage in children with esophageal atresia.},
  author={Thomas Lang and Hans Peter Huemmer and Rudiger Behrens},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={329-35}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Esophageal strictures are a common problem after surgical repair in children with esophageal atresia. The traditional procedure in these patients is dilation using bougie dilators, usually controlled fluoroscopically or endoscopically. Nowadays, an alternative technique is balloon-catheter dilation. The aim of this study was to report our experience with pneumatic balloon dilation and to compare this method with previously performed bougienage with regard to efficacy… CONTINUE READING

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