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Z Gastroenterol. 1990 Mar;28(3):157-9.

[Dilatation treatment of esophageal stenoses in young patients with recessive epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica].

[Article in German]

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Medizinische und Dermatologische Klinik der Universit├Ąt Heidelberg.


Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a hereditary disorder affecting both skin and esophageal mucosa. The esophagus is frequently affected resulting in almost complete obstruction. We report here the use of inflatable dilatator balloons as a new treatment of esophageal stenosis in three young patients. Dilatation therapy was tolerated well in all three cases and lead to a long standing success. The patients lived without complaints and they did eat normally up to 2.5 years following dilatation.

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