Choledochoscope-assisted antegrade/retrograde endoscopic dilation of complete esophageal stenosis in a patient with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Koklu H., Vahabov C., Parlak E., Kav T.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, cilt.83, sa.3, ss.491-492, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.491-492


Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a mucocutaneous disorder, characterized by recurrent formation of blisters and scarring. The gastrointestinal tract is commonly affected by the disease and the proximal esophagus is the most common area of involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. The esophageal strictures are common in patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa that can lead to complete esophageal stenosis in some cases. The antegrade/retrognide endoscopic dilation is a commonly used method in these patients. Different kinds of endoscopes may be used for the retrograde procedure, such as conventional upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopes, slim-paediatric UGI endoscopes and ultrathin FCI nasal endoscopes. Herein, we reported the first antegrade/retrograde esophageal dilation case performed under choledochoscopic guidance.