Balloon dilatation

What is Balloon dilatation?

A balloon catheter is a type of "soft" catheter with an inflatable "balloon" at its tip which is used during a catheterization procedure to enlarge a narrow opening or passage within the body. The deflated balloon catheter is positioned, then inflated to perform the necessary procedure, and deflated again in order to be removed.

Some common uses include:

  • angioplasty or balloon septostomy, via cardiac catheterization (heart cath)
  • tuboplasty via uterine catheterization
  • pyeloplasty using a detachable inflatable balloon stent positioned via a cystocopic transvesicular approach.

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My husband has achalasia he had balloon dilation approx 2 years ago since having this procedure he gained nearly 4 stone in weight we eat a fairly...

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Thanks for the query to H.C.M.. forum.
Since within 2 years he got 25 kg weight ,really pretty high.
You mentioned that there was dilation...

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My son is 2 years old, had an accidental caustic ingestion about 4 months ago and has suffered from strictures of the esophagus ever since. He has...

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Hi... I understand you a concern. At your son's age group any blood stained vomiting cannot be ignored lightly. All the more so with the background...

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achalisia cardia how to cure by nutritional suppliment

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Brief Answer:
Add regular amounts of water and juices during meals

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Hi Mandipremangsu,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read...

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