|Year : 2003 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 38-44
Management of stricture esophagus : our experience
RK Rugapathi, V Kumaran, P Krishnamoorthy, R Driviaraj, G Rajamani, NV Mohan, S Kannan, R Narayanaswamy, N Babuji, M Natarajan, Gurunathan. S.
Deptt. of Pediatric Surgery, Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
ABSTRACT: Esophageal stricture in children may develop as a primary constriction, secondary to a surgically repaired Esophageal Atresia (EA) with or without Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (TEF(, as a result of chemical injury after caustic ingestion or following esophageal surgery. Between 1995 to 2002, 33 patients underwent oesophageal dilatation for treatment to esophageal strictures at our institution. Their age range was 1 month to 11 yrs. There were 20 males and 13 females. There were 21 patients with stricture following EA with TEF repair, 7 with corrosive stricture, 2 with peptic structure and 3 with congenital esophageal stenosis (type-1). Patients were managed by either axial or radial dilatation on an average of 2 to 4 sessions at an interval of 1 to 2 months. Those who did not respond to this treatment were subjected to surgical correction. We share our experience in the management of stricture esophagus over a of period of 7 years by using axial and radial (balloon) dilators.
Deptt. of Pediatric Surgery, Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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