Esophageal dilatation

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Esophageal dilatation is a therapeutic endoscopic procedure that enlarges the lumen of the esophagus.[1]

Indications[edit]

It can be used to treat a number of medical conditions that result in narrowing of the esophageal lumen, or decrease motility in the distal esophagus. These include the following:

Types of dilators[edit]

There are three major classes of dilators:

Complications[edit]

Complications of esophageal dilatation include the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh JD, Griffiths WJ, McKee J, Wilkinson D, Flournoy DJ, Mohr JA (April 1983). "Bacteremia associated with esophageal dilatation". J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 5 (2): 109–12. PMID 6853983.