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Balloon Dilation Summary

Description: Nonoperative repair of occluded vessels, ducts, or valves by insertion of a balloon catheter. It is used, among other things, to treat varices, torn retinas, renal and biliary calculi, gastric, bronchial and rectal stenoses, and heart valves, and includes catheterization with Fogarty and Foley CATHETERS.

Also Known As: Dilation, Balloon; Balloon Catheterization, Fogarty; Balloon Catheterization, Foley; Balloon Catheterizations; Balloon Dilations Show All >>

Networked: 2266 relevant articles (240 outcomes, 160 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Balloon Dilation is Relevant

  1. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis) : 109 outcomes 45 studies in 817 results
  2. Aortic Valve Stenosis (Aortic Stenosis) : 27 outcomes 20 studies in 283 results
  3. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (Pulmonary Stenosis) : 27 outcomes 12 studies in 243 results
  4. Mitral Valve Stenosis (Mitral Stenosis) : 18 outcomes 33 studies in 260 results
  5. Esophageal Achalasia (Megaesophagus) : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 66 results
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Drugs Related to Balloon Dilation

  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)
  2. Plastics
  3. Coarctation of the aorta
  4. tranilast (N 5')
  5. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  6. perfluoro- 2,2,2',2'- tetramethyl- 4,4'- bis(1,3- dioxolane)
  7. nitinol
  8. Triamcinolone (Aristocort)
  9. SAS
  10. Steroids
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Therapies Related to Balloon Dilation

  1. Stents
  2. Catheters
  3. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass)
  4. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
  5. Transplants (Transplant)
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