Editorial: Dilation Therapy for Gastric Outlet ObstructionAre Ballon a Bust


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Abstract

Balloon dilation of gastric outlet obstruction has evolved over the past 10 years from a technical tour de force to a commonly applied treatment modality complementing or competing with conventional surgical therapy. While not risk-free, current data suggest that 60–80% of patients undergoing such dilation therapy have sustained relief of their obstructive symptoms although long term acid suppression or cessation of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be necessary.

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