Balloon dilatation of post-surgical ano-rectal strictures in two infants
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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 , did not occur.
KeywordsPublic Health Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Balloon Dilatation Necrotizing Enterocolitis
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