Interventional Treatment of Oesophageal Stricture inSystemic Scleroderma

Authors: H. Jedličková;  P. Hrobař;  V. Semrádová;  V. Válek
Authors‘ workplace: I. dermatovenerologická klinika, FN u sv. Anny, Brno přednostka doc. MUDr. V. Semerádová, CSc. I. radiologická klinika FN Brno, Brno přednosta prof. MUDr. K. Benda, DrSc
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, , 2001, No. 2, p. 67-70


Background and objective:
Oesophageal strictures and oesophagitis belong to the most commonvisceral symptoms of systemic scleroderma. A case of a female patient with severe benign oesophageal stricture due to systemic scleroderma is described.Material and methods: The patient was treated by balloon dilatations and metallic stents insertion.Results and conclusion: Repeated oesophageal balloon dilatation is the method of choice in thetreatment of patients with systemic scleroderma. Metallic stent insertion can help to improve thequality of life of patients, however, the effect of treatment is shortlasting and it should be recommended as the palliative method only in cases with poor prognosis.

Key words:
systemic scleroderma - oesophagus - balloon dilatation - stent

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