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

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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Esophageal Dilatation

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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Esophageal Dilatation

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Adherence


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Never taken as prescribed
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Burden


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Cost per month


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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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< $25
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Cost per month
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Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Esophageal Dilatation.