Esophageal balloon dilatation: A follow-up study in 74 patients

Abstract

Balloon esophageal dilatation was performed in 74 patients, 60 of whom had malignant neoplasia of the esophagus, 11 had benign esophageal stenoses, and 3 had esophageal stenoses caused by nonesophageal cancer. Sixteen patients underwent preoperative balloon dilatations and 15 were able to swallow until surgery. In 49 patients receiving palliative treatment… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02575410

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