Successful Use of Biliary Duct Balloon Dilator in Repairing Post-Surgical Esophageal Stricture in premature infant

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescents, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Mayo Clinic College, Medicine Rochester, MN, USA.

2 Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescents, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology SUNY Upstate, Medical University Syracuse, NY, USA.

3 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescents, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, SUNY Upstate, Medical University Syracuse, NY, USA.

Abstract

Congenital esophageal atresia needs to be surgically corrected as soon as possible. Some will present with post surgical stricture that needs to be dilated by a balloon dilator. This procedure is difficult in premature born due to infant esophageal size and availability of equipments. We herby report the first case in a premature infant with post surgical esophageal stricture of esophageal atresia by the use of biliary duct balloon dilator.

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