Through the endoscope balloon dilation of ileocolonic strictures: prognostic factors, complications, and effectiveness

@article{Hoffmann2008ThroughTE,
  title={Through the endoscope balloon dilation of ileocolonic strictures: prognostic factors, complications, and effectiveness},
  author={J{\"o}rg Hoffmann and Frank Heller and Siegbert Faiss and Bernd von Lampe and Anton Josef Kroesen and Ulrich Wahnschaffe and J. -D. Schulzke and Martin Zeitz and Christian Bojarski},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={689-696}
}
About half of all Crohn’s disease (CD) patients undergo surgery at some point, many because of strictures. An alternative possibility is to dilate strictures endoscopically. However, little is known about prognostic factors. Thirty-two patients with primary CD (n = 2), radiogenic strictures (n = 1), or postoperative strictures (27 because of CD; 2 after resection because of cancer), were planned to undergo colonoscopic dilatation of which 25 patients were dilated (10 men; 15 women; median age… CONTINUE READING
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