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March 1977

Endoscopic Dilation of a Gastric Anastomotic Stricture

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):312-313. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030084014

• A stricture developed in a patient two months after undergoing a Billroth I gastroduodenal anastomosis. His mechanical gastric obstruction was relieved by dilation up to 37 F caliber under direct vision using a fiberendoscope. The patient became, and has remained, symptom free. Visualization of the area two months after dilation showed an adequately patent anastomosis.

(Arch Surg 112:312-313, 1977)