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Research Article

Long-Term Outcomes of Caustic Esophageal Stricture with Endoscopic Balloon Dilatation in Chinese Children

Table 1

Characteristics of patients with caustic esophageal stricture.


Total number of patients43
 Boy29 (67.4%)
 Girl14 (32.6%)
Mean age (range)44 months (18–121)
Dysphagia score
 Grade 11 (2.3%)
 Grade 211 (25.6%)
 Grade 330 (69.8%)
 Grade 41 (2.3%)
Length of stricture (cm)
 Short stricture (≤2 cm)17 (39.5%)
 Long stricture (>2 cm)26 (60.5%)
Stricture location
 Upper esophagus4 (9.3%)
 Middle esophagus31 (72.1%)
 Lower esophagus3 (7.0%)
 Middle and low esophagus4 (9.3%)
 All esophagus1 (2.3%)

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