Nonoperative management of esophageal perforation secondary to balloon dilatation

  • Lo A
  • Surick B
  • Ghazi A
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Esophageal perforation is usually considered a surgical emergency. However, esophageal perforation after therapeutic endoscopic manipulation is a different entity. This type of perforation occurs in a controlled environment and the perforation is usually detected early. Three documented cases of perforation during endoscopic balloon dilatation are described. They were successfully treated nonoperatively.

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  • Achalasia
  • Dilatation
  • Endoscopic balloon dilatation
  • Esophagus
  • Perforation

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  • A. Y. Lo

  • B. Surick

  • A. Ghazi

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