Incidence, clinical management and outcomes of esophageal perforations after endoscopic dilatation.

@article{Fry2007IncidenceCM,
  title={Incidence, clinical management and outcomes of esophageal perforations after endoscopic dilatation.},
  author={Luc{\'i}a C. Fry and Klaus M{\"o}nkem{\"u}ller and Helmut Neumann and H -J Schulz and P Malfertheiner},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={1180-4}
}
BACKGROUND Esophageal dilatation is performed for the treatment of anatomic and sometimes functional narrowing of the esophageal lumen caused by a variety of benign and malignant conditions. Esophageal perforation is the major complication associated with endoscopic dilatation. AIM The object of this study was to assess the incidence of perforation, management and outcomes after endoscopic esophageal dilatation. METHODS All patients who underwent endoscopic esophageal dilatation at our… CONTINUE READING