What is Esophageal Dilatation?

Category: Procedures

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The esophagus is the long, narrow food tube (gullet) that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. It can become blocked or injured in a variety of ways. Esophageal dilatation is the technique used to stretch or open the blocked portion of the esophagus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 4 1
Choking on food 3 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Esophageal Dilatation"

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Esophageal Dilatation

Hospitalization 4

Dosages

Adherence
Always
1 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 100%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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1 patient evaluation for Esophageal Dilatation

RVPAPPY
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RVPAPPY
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: The treatment worked well and I could swallow normal...It Was GREAT . . . except the relief didn't last long enough for me to pay for it. I'll probably have to do it again, but I'll wait untill I can't even eat soup before doing ot.

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