Fluoroscopically guided endoluminal balloon dilation of oesophageal stricture due to dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa in two sisters.

Karakan T., Dogan İ. , Cindoruk M., Dumlu S., Gorgul A., ÜNAL S.

Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica, cilt.69, sa.3, ss.327-9, 2006 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 69 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.327-9


Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited disorder with frequent oesophageal stricture formation. There is no satisfactory medical treatment of dysphagia however; endoluminal balloon dilation is a novel method with satisfactory results. Intrafamilial cases of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa manifest variable clinical presentations. We report two sisters with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa simultaneously presenting with dysphagia. Fluoroscopically guided endoscopic balloon dilation revealed almost complete resolution of dysphagia in both patients. Our cases represented a striking similarity in their clinical picture and response to treatment. Balloon dilation in these cases is a safe and effective approach.