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She and her associates retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 26 patients with benign tracheal stenosis secondary to endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy who were treated with balloon dilation with or without laser bronchoscopy.
Five patients had undergone at least three dilations and two Botox injections each, and two patients had undergone previous failed surgical myotomies.
30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today its new 510(k) cleared EZDilate multi-stage endoscopic balloon dilator for improved precision and control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures.
Although there is no cure for achalasia, symptoms can be controlled by decreasing LES pressure and facilitating esophageal emptying through pneumatic balloon dilation of the LES, or botulinum toxin injection into the neurons of the LES.
Over the next five years, I had 10 dilations, each followed by instillation of silver nitrate into my bladder and a course of antibiotics.
The infant responded to balloon dilation of the upper esophageal sphincter, with resolution of symptoms and return to presymptomatic growth parameters.
9/60), which was defined as dilation of at least 18 mm.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Entellus Medical, a Minnesota-based medical technology company, announced that its new multi-sinus dilation tool XprESS[TM] is being widely accepted and used by ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians.
The presence of a hiatal hernia, particularly a large one, is predictive of an early recurrence of esophageal stricture and the need for frequent dilations.
Dilations were performed in 3 animals (rabbits 1, 2, and 3) with a bronchial dilation balloon (Controlled Radial Expansion [CRE] Balloon Dilator; Boston Scientific; Natick, Mass.
Too many cesarean sections are being done at cervical dilations of 6 cm or less, she said.
Esophageal dilations are also performed to treat both benign and malignant esophageal strictures and can offer potential relief for those suffering from the resulting dysphagia.