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Table 2 Comparisons of the outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilation in patients with varied corrosive gastrointestinal strictures

From: The effects of endoscopic-guided balloon dilations in esophageal and gastric strictures caused by corrosive injuries

  ES GOO ES + GOO P value
  (n = 18) (n = 7) (n = 11)  
Achieving persistent symptom relief, No. 15 (83.3%) 4 (57.1%) 4 (36.4%) 0.035
Major complication induced by EBD, No. 1 (5.6%) 3 (42.9%) 4 (36.4%) 0.041
Sessions of dilation to achieve persistent symptom relief, mean + SD* 6.1 ± 4.7 5.5 ± 2.1 13.7 ± 4.9 0.011
  1. * For patients with effective outcome.
  2. Abbreviations: ES esophageal stricture; GOO gastric outlet obstruction; ES + GOO concurrent esophageal stricture and gastric outlet obstruction; SD standard deviation.