Endoscopic balloon dilatation effective for stricturing CD

Endoscopic balloon dilatation allows most Crohn’s disease patients who develop strictures to avoid surgery, experience from Australian centres shows. A retrospective audit of outcomes of 544 endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) procedures in 11 Australian and New Zealand centres found that technical success, defined as the ability to traverse the stricture following dilatation, was achieved in ...

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