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  1. Yannopoulos P, Lytras D, Paraskevas K. Esophageal reconstruction with intraoperative dilatation of the hypopharynx for the management of chronic corrosive esophageal strictures. A technical tip. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006;30:940-2 pubmed
    ..We describe three cases of corrosive upper cervical esophageal strictures treated with intraoperative dilatation of the proximal hypopharyngeal stump and concurrent 'stenting' of the pharyngeal anastomosis with the conduit ..
  2. Chueng K, Chadha N. Primary dilatation as a treatment for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis: a systematic review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77:623-8 pubmed publisher
    To identify and review original studies on balloon and rigid dilatation as primary therapy for laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) in pediatric patients. Systematic review...
  3. Aybal Kutlugün A, Erdem Y, Okutucu S, Yorgun H, Atalar E, Arici M. Effects of lowering dialysate sodium on flow-mediated dilatation in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011;26:3678-82 pubmed publisher
    ..study examined the effects of low dialysate sodium on endothelial dysfunction (ED) as measured by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Thirty HD patients (17 men; mean age: 48.4 ± 17...
  4. Barton M, Turner A, Newens K, Williams C, Thompson A. Minimum recovery time between reactive hyperemia stimulus in the repeated measurement of brachial flow-mediated dilatation. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2011;37:879-83 pubmed publisher
    The ability to undertake repeat measurements of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) within a short time of a previous measurement would be useful to improve accuracy or to repeat a failed initial procedure...
  5. Manjaly J, Vaughan Shaw P, Dale O, Tyler S, Corlett J, Frost R. Cricopharyngeal dilatation for the long-term treatment of dysphagia in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Dysphagia. 2012;27:216-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated endoscopic dilatation for OPMD over a 15-year period...
  6. Tuna Y, Kocak E, Dincer D, Koklu S. Factors affecting the success of endoscopic bougia dilatation of radiation-induced esophageal stricture. Dig Dis Sci. 2012;57:424-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Time to onset of esophageal stricture is the most important factor for the treatment success. In addition, the total prescribed dosage of radiation has minimal effects on the result of endoscopic bougie dilation. ..
  7. Alberti C. Congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction: physiopathology, decoupling of tout court pelvic dilatation-obstruction semantic connection, biomarkers to predict renal damage evolution. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2012;16:213-9 pubmed
    ..The UPJO-related physiopathologic events are, at first, the compliant dilatation of renal pelvis that, acting as hydraulic buffer, protects the renal parenchyma from the rising intrapelvic ..
  8. Jenetzky E, Reckin S, Schmiedeke E, Schmidt D, Schwarzer N, Grasshoff Derr S, et al. Practice of dilatation after surgical correction in anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012;28:1095-9 pubmed publisher
    In order to prevent stricture of the neoanus after surgical correction, regular dilatation is recommended. There is a lack of knowledge about the performance of anal dilatation and the occurrence of pain...
  9. Allan R, Delaney C, Miller M, Spark J. A comparison of flow-mediated dilatation and peripheral artery tonometry for measurement of endothelial function in healthy individuals and patients with peripheral arterial disease. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013;45:263-9 pubmed publisher
    Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and peripheral artery tonometry (PAT) are commonly used methods for assessing endothelial function in a research setting but it is unclear how well they correlate...

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  1. Endo K, Takahashi S, Shiga H, Kakuta Y, Kinouchi Y, Shimosegawa T. Short and long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilatation for Crohn's disease strictures. World J Gastroenterol. 2013;19:86-91 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the short and long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) for Crohn's disease (CD) strictures...
  2. Frobert O, Sarno G, James S, Saleh N, Lagerqvist B. Effect of stent inflation pressure and post-dilatation on the outcome of coronary artery intervention. A report of more than 90,000 stent implantations. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e56348 pubmed publisher
    ..There were no differences in mortality. Post-dilatation was associated with a higher restenosis risk ratio (RR) of 1.22 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.14-1.32, P<0...
  3. Dias C, Silva J, Pereira A, Marino V, Silva L, Coelho A, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of renal pelvic dilatation for detecting surgically managed ureteropelvic junction obstruction. J Urol. 2013;190:661-6 pubmed publisher
    In this study we evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of renal pelvic dilatation for detecting infants with prenatal hydronephrosis who will need surgical intervention for ureteropelvic junction obstruction during followup...
  4. Lavoie T, Krishnan R, Siegel H, Maston E, Fredberg J, Solway J, et al. Dilatation of the constricted human airway by tidal expansion of lung parenchyma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;186:225-32 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings help to explain heterogeneity of airflow obstruction as well as why, in people with asthma, deep inspirations are less effective in reversing bronchoconstriction. ..
  5. Peltonen L, Vento S, Simola M, Malmberg H. Effects of the nasal strip and dilator on nasal breathing--a study with healthy subjects. Rhinology. 2004;42:122-5 pubmed
    ..More studies are needed to evaluate the usefulness of the devices for patients with chronic obstruction for any reason in the valve area. ..
  6. Ault M, Ault B, Ng P. Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy for emergent airway access. J Intensive Care Med. 2003;18:222-6 pubmed
    ..The major advantage of this technique is the ability to gain and maintain competence in an elective, controlled environment. The authors believe that PDT may play a role in the management of the emergent surgical airway. ..
  7. van Heurn L, Mastboom W, Scheeren C, Brink P, Ramsay G. Comparative clinical trial of progressive dilatational and forceps dilatational tracheostomy. Intensive Care Med. 2001;27:292-5 pubmed
    ..Both percutaneous tracheostomy techniques are safe. The early complication rate of PDT appeared to be lower than FDT, but the early complication rate of FDT may be decreased significantly with small modifications to the set. ..
  8. Kukkady A, Pease P. Long-term dilatation of caustic strictures of the oesophagus. Pediatr Surg Int. 2002;18:486-90 pubmed
    ..Our study looks into the results of long-term dilatation of such strictures. Of 109 children admitted to our hospital with caustic ingestion, 10 developed strictures...
  9. Trottier S, Ritter S, Lakshmanan R, Sakabu S, Troop B. Percutaneous tracheostomy tube obstruction: warning. Chest. 2002;122:1377-81 pubmed
  10. Frova G, Quintel M. A new simple method for percutaneous tracheostomy: controlled rotating dilation. A preliminary report. Intensive Care Med. 2002;28:299-303 pubmed
    ..So far, it appears to be a safe, quickly performed procedure with a strikingly low incidence of even small bleeding complications, thus offering an interesting new alternative for the performance of a percutaneous tracheostomy. ..
  11. Lorenzo A, Snodgrass W. Regular dilatation is unnecessary after tubularized incised-plate hypospadias repair. BJU Int. 2002;89:94-7 pubmed
    To determine if patients who undergo tubularized incised-plate (TIP) urethroplasty need regular dilatation to prevent neourethral strictures or meatal stenosis...
  12. Grover A, Robbins J, Bendick P, Gibson M, Villalba M. Open versus percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: efficacy and cost analysis. Am Surg. 2001;67:297-301; discussion 301-2 pubmed
    ..However, the open bedside tracheostomy is a better utilization of resources and is more cost effective, and it is the procedure of choice at our institution. ..
  13. Krakow B, Melendrez D, Sisley B, Warner T, Krakow J, Leahigh L, et al. Nasal dilator strip therapy for chronic sleep-maintenance insomnia and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing: a randomized controlled trial. Sleep Breath. 2006;10:16-28 pubmed
    ..03). SDB education and NDSs demonstrated therapeutic efficacy in a select sample of insomnia patients with SDB symptoms. Replication of results requires placebo controls and objectively confirmed SDB cases. ..
  14. Fung T, Lam M, Wong S, Ho L. A randomised placebo-controlled trial of vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women. BJOG. 2002;109:561-5 pubmed
    ..The number of women requiring cervical dilatation, outcome of hysteroscopy and side effects of the medication were assessed...
  15. Freeman B, Isabella K, Lin N, Buchman T. A meta-analysis of prospective trials comparing percutaneous and surgical tracheostomy in critically ill patients. Chest. 2000;118:1412-8 pubmed
    ..If confirmed by additional, adequately powered prospective trials, these findings support PDT as the procedure of choice for the establishment of elective tracheostomy in the appropriately selected critically ill patient. ..
  16. Vimalraj V, Rajendran S, Jyotibasu D, Balachandar T, Kannan D, Jeswanth S, et al. Role of retrograde dilatation in the management of pharyngo-esophageal corrosive strictures. Dis Esophagus. 2007;20:328-32 pubmed
    ..This study primarily aimed at defining the role of preoperative retrograde dilatation of pharyngo-esophageal corrosive strictures...
  17. Kanellos I, Blouhos K, Demetriades H, Pramateftakis M, Betsis D. Pneumomediastinum after dilatation of anal stricture following stapled hemorrhoidopexy. Tech Coloproctol. 2004;8:185-7 pubmed
    ..We describe a case of an excessive staple-line stenosis followed stapled haemorrhoidopexy. Proctoscopic dilatation resulted in complications of retropneumoperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema and perianal ..
  18. Fernandez H, Alby J, Tournoux C, Chauveaud Lambling A, DeTayrac R, Frydman R, et al. Vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening before operative hysteroscopy in pre-menopausal women: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with three dose regimens. Hum Reprod. 2004;19:1618-21 pubmed
    To evaluate the effects of vaginal misoprostol on cervical dilatation before operative hysteroscopy in pre-menopausal women...
  19. Bongiorni M, Zucchelli G, Soldati E, Arena G, Giannola G, Di Cori A, et al. Usefulness of mechanical transvenous dilation and location of areas of adherence in patients undergoing coronary sinus lead extraction. Europace. 2007;9:69-73 pubmed
    ..No pre-operative elements predictive of LT failure could be identified. Areas of adherence were rarely located in the CS or its tributaries. ..
  20. Hsu J, Chu C, Chang S, Cheng H, Cheng N, Chung C. Prognostic role of right ventricular dilatation and troponin I elevation in acute pulmonary embolism. Int Heart J. 2006;47:775-81 pubmed
    ..retrospective analysis aimed to determine whether the combination of elevated troponin I and right ventricular dilatation (RVD) could provide a more powerful predictor for risk evaluation...
  21. Gelber S, Sciscione A. Mechanical methods of cervical ripening and labor induction. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2006;49:642-57 pubmed
    ..The advantages of preinduction cervical ripening with mechanical devices include low cost, low incidence of systemic side effects, and low risk of uterine hyperstimulation. ..
  22. Al Ansari M, Hijazi M. Clinical review: percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. Crit Care. 2006;10:202 pubmed
    ..Regardless of the PDT technique, meticulous preoperative and postoperative management are necessary to maintain the excellent safety record of PDT. ..
  23. Hoffstein V, Mateika S, Metes A. Effect of nasal dilation on snoring and apneas during different stages of sleep. Sleep. 1993;16:360-5 pubmed
    ..We conclude that dilation of the anterior nares in patients without nasal pathology has a relatively weak effect on snoring, and routine use of nasal dilating appliances is not recommended for treatment of snoring. ..
  24. Bell M, Bodenham A, Murphy P, MacKenzie S. Tracheal stenosis after percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. Anaesthesia. 2007;62:292-3; author reply 293 pubmed
  25. Smith M, Frost A, Graham C, Shaw S. Effect of pupillary dilatation on glaucoma assessments using optical coherence tomography. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007;91:1686-90 pubmed
    To examine the effect of pupillary dilatation on the reliability of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and optic nerve head (ONH) assessments using Stratus OCT in a glaucoma clinic...
  26. Contini S, Garatti M, Swarray Deen A, Depetris N, Cecchini S, Scarpignato C. Corrosive oesophageal strictures in children: outcomes after timely or delayed dilatation. Dig Liver Dis. 2009;41:263-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, dilatation may be performed late and in highly fibrotic strictures...
  27. Little W. Diastolic dysfunction beyond distensibility: adverse effects of ventricular dilatation. Circulation. 2005;112:2888-90 pubmed
  28. Westphal K, Byhahn C, Wilke H, Lischke V. Percutaneous tracheostomy: a clinical comparison of dilatational (Ciaglia) and translaryngeal (Fantoni) techniques. Anesth Analg. 1999;89:938-43 pubmed
    ..Two techniques for percutaneous tracheostomy-the established Ciaglia method and the new translaryngeal Fantoni technique-were prospectively studied for perioperative complications and practicability in 90 critically ill-patients. ..
  29. Steele A, Evans H, Afaq M, Robson J, Dourado J, Tayar R, et al. Long-term follow-up of Griggs percutaneous tracheostomy with spiral CT and questionnaire. Chest. 2000;117:1430-3 pubmed
    ..Eight patients had moderate tracheal dilatation, two patients were permanently hoarse, nine patients had minor voice changes, no patient had tracheal stenosis, ..
  30. Beiderlinden M, Groeben H, Peters J. Safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in patients ventilated with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Intensive Care Med. 2003;29:944-948 pubmed publisher
    ..Bronchoscopically guided PDT in our patients on high PEEP did not jeopardise oxygenation 1 h and 24 h following PDT. Accordingly, high PEEP and hypoxic respiratory failure should not be considered a general contraindication for PDT. ..
  31. Massick D, Yao S, Powell D, Griesen D, Hobgood T, Allen J, et al. Bedside tracheostomy in the intensive care unit: a prospective randomized trial comparing open surgical tracheostomy with endoscopically guided percutaneous dilational tracheotomy. Laryngoscope. 2001;111:494-500 pubmed
    ..These findings will aid in the development of protocols and pathways for surgical airway management in critically ill patients to maximize cost-effective, high-quality care. ..
  32. Barcaite E, Bartusevicius A, Railaite D, Nadisauskiene R. Vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005;91:141-5 pubmed
    ..Vaginal misoprostol applied before hysteroscopy reduced cervical resistance and the need for cervical dilation in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, with only mild adverse effects. ..
  33. Hornum M, Clausen P, Idorn T, Hansen J, Mathiesen E, Feldt Rasmussen B. Kidney transplantation improves arterial function measured by pulse wave analysis and endothelium-independent dilatation in uraemic patients despite deterioration of glucose metabolism. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011;26:2370-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Arterial function measured by AIX and NID was improved 1 year after kidney transplantation. This was associated with a decline in blood pressure and seen inspite of an increase in insulin resistance. ..
  34. Dongelmans D, van der Lely A, Tepaske R, Schultz M. Complications of percutaneous dilating tracheostomy. Crit Care. 2004;8:397-8; author reply 397-8 pubmed
  35. Oberwalder M, Weis H, Nehoda H, Kafka Ritsch R, Bonatti H, Prommegger R, et al. Videobronchoscopic guidance makes percutaneous dilational tracheostomy safer. Surg Endosc. 2004;18:839-42 pubmed
    ..001). Complications were tendentiously less frequent in group V (5.5%) than in group C (23.7%; p = 0.062). The surgeon performing PDT guided by VB has a higher degree of safety, resulting in less bleeding than with PDT guided by CB. ..
  36. Lauritzen M, Greis G, Sandberg A, Wedren H, Ojdeby G, Henningsohn L. Intermittent self-dilatation after internal urethrotomy for primary urethral strictures: a case-control study. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2009;43:220-5 pubmed publisher
    To retrospectively evaluate the effects of intermittent self-dilatation (ISD) on the natural course of urethral strictures after an internal urethrotomy...
  37. Wickham S. Assessing cervical dilatation without VEs: watching the purple line. Pract Midwife. 2007;10:26-7 pubmed
  38. Tabaee A, Geng E, Lin J, Kakoullis S, McDonald B, Rodriguez H, et al. Impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy: a prospective, randomized study. Laryngoscope. 2005;115:1685-90 pubmed
    ..Patients with short necks may be at no higher risk during either a PDT or ST. Experience, awareness of complications, and a dedicated team approach are necessary for the safe performance of PDT. ..
  39. Varma C, Benson L, Butany J, McLaughlin P. Aortic dissection after stent dilatation for coarctation of the aorta: a case report and literature review. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003;59:528-35 pubmed
    ..The histology of the aorta in coarctation and in the elderly is described. The experience of stenting in older patients is reviewed and discussed. ..
  40. Handler J, Königshofer M, Kindahl H, Schams D, Aurich C. Secretion patterns of oxytocin and PGF2alpha-metabolite in response to cervical dilatation in cyclic mares. Theriogenology. 2003;59:1381-91 pubmed
    ..on estrous cycle pattern and concentrations of progesterone, oxytocin and PGF2alpha-metabolite of cervical dilatation in the mare...
  41. Ambesh S, Pandey C, Srivastava S, Agarwal A, Singh D. Percutaneous tracheostomy with single dilatation technique: a prospective, randomized comparison of Ciaglia blue rhino versus Griggs' guidewire dilating forceps. Anesth Analg. 2002;95:1739-45, table of contents pubmed
  42. Quinton A, Cook C, Peek M. A longitudinal study using ultrasound to assess flow-mediated dilatation in normal human pregnancy. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2007;26:273-81 pubmed
    ..this longitudinal study, women were studied five times during pregnancy and once postpartum using flow-mediated dilatation (FMD). FMD is a noninvasive ultrasound technique used to assess endothelial function...
  43. van der Veek P, Steenvoorden M, Steens J, Van Der Schaar P, Brussee J, Masclee A. Recto-colonic reflex is impaired in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2007;19:653-9 pubmed
    ..Postprandially this recto-colonic inhibitory reflex is impaired and attenuated in IBS patients compared with controls. These findings point to an altered reflex function in IBS and have implications for pathophysiology and therapy...
  44. Hutson D, Russell E, Levi J, Jeffers L, Reddy K, Yrizarry J, et al. Dilatation of biliary strictures through the afferent limb of a Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy in patients with sclerosing cholangitis. World J Surg. 2001;25:1251-3 pubmed
    Repeated dilatation of biliary strictures in patients with sclerosing cholangitis through a subcutaneously placed afferent limb of a choledochojejunostomy is technically feasible and safe...
  45. Nwomeh B, Luketich J, Kane T. Minimally invasive esophagectomy for caustic esophageal stricture in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2004;39:e1-6 pubmed
  46. Pehlivanov N, Pasricha P. Achalasia: botox, dilatation or laparoscopic surgery in 2006. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2006;18:799-804 pubmed
  47. Qureshi A, Suri M, Siddiqui A, Kim S, Boulos A, Ringer A, et al. Clinical and angiographic results of dilatation procedures for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease. J Neuroimaging. 2005;15:240-9 pubmed
    ..This single-center study demonstrates the feasibility and effectiveness (for secondary stroke prevention) of angioplasty and/or stent placement for treatment of ICAD. ..
  48. Byhahn C, Westphal K, Meininger D, Gürke B, Kessler P, Lischke V. Single-dilator percutaneous tracheostomy: a comparison of PercuTwist and Ciaglia Blue Rhino techniques. Intensive Care Med. 2002;28:1262-6 pubmed
    ..The new PercuTwist technique should be performed by various teams and in a considerably larger numbers of patients before an ultimate rating can be made. ..
  49. Ngai S, Chan Y, Ho P. The use of misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women. Hum Reprod. 2001;16:1486-8 pubmed
    ..The resistance of the cervix to dilatation was objectively assessed by a cervical tonometer. The mean baseline cervical dilatation (4...
  50. Newmann S, Dalve Endres A, Drey E. Clinical guidelines. Cervical preparation for surgical abortion from 20 to 24 weeks' gestation. Contraception. 2008;77:308-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies are needed to clarify the best means to prepare the cervix to minimize abortion complications and improve outcome in this gestational age range. ..
  51. Bell S, Coghlan J, Richardson M. Hydrodilatation in the management of shoulder capsulitis. Australas Radiol. 2003;47:247-51 pubmed
    ..Technically, it is important to achieve maximum distension, preferably with capsular rupture, and to utilize cortisone in the fluid injected. ..
  52. Angel L, Simpson C. Comparison of surgical and percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. Clin Chest Med. 2003;24:423-9 pubmed
  53. Christenson T, Artz G, Goldhammer J, Spiegel J, Boon M. Tracheal stenosis after placement of percutaneous dilational tracheotomy. Laryngoscope. 2008;118:222-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This series demonstrates that tracheal stenosis is a potential long-term complication. Longitudinal follow-up of patients undergoing percutaneous dilational tracheotomy is indicated. ..
  54. Bisharah M, Al Fozan H, Tulandi T. A randomized trial of sublingual misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2003;10:390-1 pubmed
    To evaluate the effects of sublingual misoprostol on cervical dilatation before hysteroscopy. Prospective randomized study (Canadian Task Force classification I). University teaching center...
  55. Riley S, Attwood S. Guidelines on the use of oesophageal dilatation in clinical practice. Gut. 2004;53 Suppl 1:i1-6 pubmed
  56. Yasawy M. Treatment of Plummer-Vinson syndrome with Savary-Gilliard dilatation. Saudi Med J. 2004;25:524-6 pubmed
    ..Initial treatment in 3 patients consisted of esophageal dilatation with savary bougies after initial rupture of the web by endoscope...
  57. Smith A, Ferlise V, Rovner E. Female urethral strictures: successful management with long-term clean intermittent catheterization after urethral dilatation. BJU Int. 2006;98:96-9 pubmed
    ..Initial treatment consisted of urethral dilatation to > or = 30 F...
  58. Softah A. Rigid bronchoscopic dilatation of postintubation tracheal stenosis. West Afr J Med. 2005;24:234-8 pubmed
    ..been employed for the management of PITS include stenting, surgical resection and reconstruction, percutaneous dilatation, rigid bronchoscopic dilatation, fibreoptic assisted balloon dilatation and Nd:YAG (neodymium: yttritium-..
  59. Gucuk A, Tuygun C, Burgu B, Ozturk U, Dede O, Imamoglu A. The short-term efficacy of dilatation therapy combined with steroid after internal urethrotomy in the management of urethral stenoses. J Endourol. 2010;24:1017-21 pubmed publisher
    To present the short-term results of hydrophilic dilatation catheter or steroid-coated hydrophilic dilatation catheter usage in the management of primary urethral stricture...
  60. Friedman M, Schalch P, Lin H, Mazloom N, Neidich M, Joseph N. Functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses: patient satisfaction, postoperative pain, and cost. Am J Rhinol. 2008;22:204-9 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to determine how functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses (FEDS) compares with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in a select group of patients with respect to (1) elimination of symptoms, (2) ..
  61. Elias B, Staudt J, Van Vyne E. The technical approach in banding to avoid pouch dilatation. Obes Surg. 2001;11:311-4 pubmed
    ..Nevertheless, some complications may occur, including slipping of the stomach through the band with pouch dilatation. Initially, the Belachew and Cadière technique was done with the Lap-Band...