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Review Article

Endoscopic Dilation with Bougies versus Balloon Dilation in Esophageal Benign Strictures: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 1

Characteristic of the included studies. Yamamoto et al. and Saeed et al. did not specify the etiology of the BESs.

StudyControl ()Intervention ()Population

Shemesh, 90Savary-Gilliard (30)
Dilation with bougies up to 17 mm
Microvasive (30)
Dilation with balloons up to 18 mm
Peptic stricture (39)
Caustic stricture (11)
Postoperative (10)

Yamamoto, 92Eder-Puestow (16)
Dilation with bougies up to 15 mm
Medi-Tech (15)
Dilation with balloons up to 20 mm
n/a

Cox, 94Celestin + Eder-Puestow (39)
Dilation with Celestin bougies up to 18 mm, followed by Eder-Puestow bougies up to 19.3 mm
Rigiflex Microvasive (46)
Dilation with balloons up to 20 mm
Peptic stricture (61)
Barrett’s esophagus (8)
Postoperative (11)
Postesclerotherapy (1)
Postcricoid (1)
Systemic sclerosis (2)
Caustic stricture (1)

Saeed, 95Savary-Gilliard (17)
Dilation with bougies up to 15 mm
Rigiflex Microvasive (17)
Dilation with balloons up to 15 mm
n/a

Scolapio, 99Savary-Gilliard (88)
Dilation with bougies up to 17 mm
Bard (82) + Microvasive (81)
Dilation with balloons up to 15 mm
Peptic stricture (114)
Schatzki ring (139)

n/a: not applicable.

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