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.
|Purpose||Patients||Patients with evaluations||Perceived Effectiveness|
|Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia)||4||1|
|Choking on food||3||0||
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