pneumatic dilator

pneumatic dilator

any of a variety of catheters fitted with distal balloons that can be inflated to desired pressures for overcoming obstructions in hollow viscera; most often used to rupture the lower esophageal sphincter to treat achalasia.
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pneu·mat·ic di·la·tor

(nū-mat'ik dī'lā-tŏr)
Any of a variety of catheters fitted with distal balloons that can be inflated to desired pressures for overcoming obstructions in hollow viscera; most often used to rupture the lower esophageal sphincter to treat achalasia
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Therapeutic value of pneumatic dilator in achalasia of the esophagus: long-term results in 62 living patients.
The dilatations were carried out using either a Rigiflex (Microvasive) achalasia balloon dilator (diameter 35 mm) or a Witzel endoscopic pneumatic dilator. The Rigiflex achalasia dilator was used under fluoroscopic control and inflated to 7-10 psi for 2 min (6).
Treatment of achalasia with the Witzel pneumatic dilator. Gastrointest Endosc 1987;33:101-3.