Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 527–529 | Cite as

Balloon dilatation of post-surgical ano-rectal strictures in two infants

  • W. M. Wilder
  • R. E. Melhem


Balloon dilatation of ano-rectal strictures offers an alternative to surgical repair of such lesions. This procedure has been described in higher colonic strictures secondary to necrotizing enterocolitis in infants but not in post-surgical ano-rectal strictures. Two cases of successful balloon dilatation are reported. Anal sphincter injury resulting in fecal incontinence, as previously reported [1], did not occur.


Public Health Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Balloon Dilatation Necrotizing Enterocolitis 
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© Springer-Verleg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Wilder
    • 1
  • R. E. Melhem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of South Alabama Medical CenterMobileUSA

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