Balloon Dilatation and Bougienage of Post-operative Anastomotic Site Stricture of Upper G-I Tract

Ki Soo Kim, Young Soo Do, Byung Hee Lee, Kie Hwan Kim, Soo Yil Chin
1994 Journal of the Korean Radiological Society  
Purpose: We evaluated the effectiveness of balloon dilatation and bougienage of post operative anastomotic str icture of upper G-I tract Materials and Methods: We performed 22 balloon dilatation and 24 Bougienage in 40 patients of post operative anastomotic stricture. The causes of operation were esophageal cancer(n=20) , stomach cancer(n=16) , laryngeal cance r( n =2) , chemical(n=2) strictures Results : Successful dilatations of the anastomotic site stricture were achieved during the
more » ... in 38 patients(95 %). There was one case of esophageal perforation as a c omplication . Conclusion: Esophageal balloon dilatation and Bougienage are safe and effective method for post operative anastomotic site stricture of upper G-I tract.
doi:10.3348/jkrs.1994.31.2.251 fatcat:y42p5dcv4vfqvpjutxfiztzox4