Benign oesophageal strictures: historical and technical aspects of dilatation.

  title={Benign oesophageal strictures: historical and technical aspects of dilatation.},
  author={R A Earlam and Jos{\'e} Renan da Cunha-Melo},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={68 12},
A review of the different bougies used over the years confirms that the dilators presently available are adequate for the conservative management of oesophageal benign strictures. Most of these are of an old but well-tested design. Several additional techniques may have to be tried in difficult patients. Dysphagia can be relieved by the passage os size 39 FG bougies but many will wish to increase this to 60 FG, if it is possible. Failure of conservative management by dilatation only can be… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
21 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 21 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…