Fluoroscopically guided balloon (15 or 20 mm in diameter) dilation was performed on eight patients with benign duodenal strictures caused by peptic ulcers (n = 6), Crohn's disease (n = 1), and postoperative adhesion (n = 1). The procedure was technically and clinically successful without complications in seven of the eight patients (88%). Duodenal perforation occurred immediately after 20-mm-diameter balloon dilation in one patient who underwent emergency surgery. During the mean follow-up of 30 months (range, 2-103 months), there was recurrence in two of the seven patients (29%) who then underwent surgery. The other five patients (71%) showed good results with no recurrence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - Apr 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine