balloon dilator


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balloon dilator

A dilator that slips into a narrow structure and then inflates to widen it.
See also: dilator
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This along with the consistency of the dilator explains difference in the failure rates significantly of the balloon dilator technique.
Initially, there were 5 failures (needle knife, 3 and PEG, 2) caused by organ rupture (2) and inability to push OTW balloon dilator into the primary puncture (3).
Visceral aperture was successfully accomplished with over-the-wire (OTW) balloon dilators after 'pre-dilatation' of the primary puncture with over-the-wire plastic bougies.
The fistula was dilated with an 8 mm or 20 mm balloon dilator (Boston Scientific).
The canals between necrotic subcavities were dilated with an 8 mm balloon dilator (Boston Scientific) under fluoroscopy guidance (Figures 2(d) and 2(e)).
DiMagno, "Treatment of benign esophageal stricture by Eder-Puestow or balloon dilators: a comparison between randomized and prospective nonrandomized trials," Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol.
Overall, 287 dilatations were performed in 39 patients using either Savary-Gilliard or balloon dilators. The median (interquartile range (IQR)) number of dilatations per patient was highest for those with acid- and alkali-related injuries (10 (5-14) and 6.5 (5-10), respectively), and lowest for those related to FB ingestion (2.5 (2-3)) (Table 3).
In complex strictures, such as those seen after caustic injury, balloon dilators, which apply a radial force only, are favoured although there are no data to support this view.
Balloon dilators allow the expansion force to be directed radially with even pressure across the entire stenotic segment.
Contract award notice: Supply of sterile medical equipment such as dialyzers, Pacemakers, Vivanotec, Occluders, Guides, Balloon catheters, Containers with sterile water, Lock needles, Balloon dilators
These patients meeting the inclusion criteria were divided into two groups: the group of balloon dilators (group A) and the group of fascial dilators (group B).
Various types of gastroscopes (standard or high-definition, with 4.9-9.8 mm diameters; Olympus, Fujinon, or Pentax), balloon dilators (Boston Scientific, USA), and force pump (Alliance, Boston Scientific, USA) were used.