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Oesophageal strictures in children: balloon or bougie dilatation?

  • C. M. Allsager (a1), A. R. Banerjee (a1), A. Bolia (a2) and A. Moir (a1)


The management of oesophageal strictures in neonates and infants is often by bougie dilatation. We report two cases in which balloon dilatation was used successfully and suggest that this may be a preferable technique in this age group.


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Address for correspondence: Mr A. R. Banerjee, F.R.C.S., Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LEI 5WW. Fax: (0116) 2586082


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