Combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic balloon dilatation of a complex proximal jejunal stricture.

Nealon WH, Beauchamp RD, Halpert R, Thompson JC
Surgery. 1989 105 (1): 113-6

PMID: 2911798

Dilatation of esophageal strictures has been practiced for many years. More recently, balloon dilatation, with endoscopic guidance, has been applied to the stomach and the colon. The small bowel has been less accessible to the endoscope, and, as far as we have been able to determine, balloon dilatation of jejunal strictures has not been reported. We present a patient who was referred to us after curative resection of two abdomino-pelvic malignancies, external beam irradiation to the abdomen and pelvis, and multiple later operations for bowel obstruction and dehiscence of intestinal anastomoses. The bowel obstruction and anastomotic dehiscence occurred during the present hospitalization and resulted finally in the development of a high-output proximal jejunal fistula. The area of stricture, as seen by means of barium contrast, had two separate components with an associated acute angulation. We report the combined use of endoscopic and fluoroscopic manipulation and balloon dilatation of this complex stricture.

MeSH Terms (8)

Aged Catheterization Endoscopy Female Fluoroscopy Humans Intestinal Obstruction Jejunum

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