+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in 6 cats and 7 dogs



Endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in 6 cats and 7 dogs



Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 9(5): 332-335



Benign esophageal strictures in 6 cats and 7 dogs were treated with endoscopically guided balloon dilatation. Six of 13 had a history of anesthesia within 3 weeks prior to the onset of signs; 8 animals had a single stricture, and 5 had multiple strictures, for a total of 19 strictures. Four of the 19 strictures were in the upper esophagus, 11 were in the middle esophagus, and 4 were in the lower esophagus. The luminal diameters ranged from 1 to 18 mm, with a mean of 5.1 mm. Twelve animals survived the immediate postprocedure period and had a total of 50 dilatation procedures performed; the mean number of procedures per animal was 4.2 (range, 2 to 8). Complications included mild bleeding and tearing (11 of 13), moderate bleeding (1 of 13), and esophageal perforation (1 of 13). The cat with the perforation was subsequently euthanized. Follow-up information was available on the 12 remaining animals; 9 were known to be alive 6 to 59 months (mean, 28.2 months) after dilatation. Two were euthanized, 1 for persistence of signs and the other for unrelated causes. One animal died of possible aspiration pneumonia. Three of 13 animals had complete and 9 had partial resolution of signs. Of the 9 animals with partial resolution, 7 were substantially better with dietary modification, 1 was moderately better, and 1 had minimal improvement. Eleven of 13 animals (85%) had a successful outcome with moderate to complete resolution of signs. Thus, it is concluded that endoscopically guided balloon dilatation is an effective and relatively safe treatment for benign esophageal strictures in dogs and cats.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 015699503

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 8531179

DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.1995.tb01093.x


Related references

Prospective evaluation of an indwelling esophageal balloon dilatation feeding tube for treatment of benign esophageal strictures in dogs and cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 32(2): 693-700, 2018

Endoscopic balloon dilation of benign esophageal strictures in dogs and cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 15(6): 547-552, 2001

Endoscopy-guided balloon dilatation of esophageal strictures and anastomotic strictures after esophageal replacement in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 26(9): 1101-1103, 1991

Balloon dilatation of benign and malignant esophageal strictures. Blind retrograde balloon dilatation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 31(3): 171-174, 1985

Balloon dilatation versus savary dilatation for benign esophageal strictures Resource utilization based on a prospective study. Gastroenterology 112(4 Suppl. ): A253, 1997

Balloon dilatation of benign and malignant esophageal strictures. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 31(3): 171-174, 1985

Balloon catheter dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in children. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 17(5): 831-835, 2006

The endoscopic treatment of benign esophageal strictures by balloon dilatation. Diseases of the Esophagus 12(1): 28-29, 1999

Comparison between Savary-Gilliard and balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures. World Journal of Surgery 15(5): 667, 1991

Comparison between Savary-Gilliard and balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures. World Journal of Surgery 14(4): 518-521, 1990

Treatment of benign esophageal strictures by means of balloon catheter dilatation. Nihon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai Zasshi. Nippon Acta Radiologica 45(8): 1095-1103, 1985

Endoscopic balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures in childhood: a 15-year experience. Diseases of the Esophagus 29(2): 179-184, 2016

Fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation of benign esophageal strictures: incidence of esophageal rupture and its management in 589 patients. Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 197(6): 1481-1486, 2011

Fiber optic guided wire dilatation of benign and malignant esophageal strictures. Gastroenterology 68(4 Part 2): 1039, 1975

Endoscopic balloon dilatation for benign fibrotic strictures after curative nonsurgical treatment for esophageal cancer. Surgical Endoscopy 26(10): 2877-2883, 2012