Endoscopic balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in childhood: a 15-year experience.

@article{akmak2016EndoscopicBD,
  title={Endoscopic balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in childhood: a 15-year experience.},
  author={Murat Çakmak and Ozlem Boybeyi and Gulnur Gollu and Gonul Kucuk and Meltem Bingol-kologlu and Aydın Yağmurlu and Tanju Aktuğ and Huseyin Dindar},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2016},
  pages={179-184}
}
The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) in childhood benign esophageal strictures. The medical records of 38 patients who underwent EBD from 1999 to 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic features, diagnoses, features of strictures, frequency and number of EBD, complications, outcome, and recurrence data were recorded. Median age was 1.5 years (0-14), and female/male ratio was 17/21 (n = 38). Primary diagnoses were corrosive… CONTINUE READING