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KMID : 0359020080370050380
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2008 Volume.37 No. 5 p.380 ~ p.383
A Case of Benign Colonic Stricture Treated by Therapeutic Balloon Dilatation in Ulcerative Colitis
Lee Jun-Young

Lee Suck-Ho
Kim Sang-Pil
Park Jin-Woo
Lee Chang-Kyun
Park Ji-Young
Chung Il-Kwun
Kim Sun-Joo
Abstract
Ulcerative colitis produces repeated improvements and relapses of chronic colonic inflammation. Complications of the disease can include bleeding, toxic megacolon, colon cancer, or colon stricture. While colonic strictures are common in Crohn’s disease, this complication rarely appears in ulcerative colitis cases. Unlike in Crohn’s disease, where strictures are commonly treated by endoscopic balloon dilatation, surgical management is the basis for treatment of strictures in ulcerative colitis because malignant strictures are common and because the stricture region is generally wide. We report the case of a patient who presented with decreased stool caliber while undergoing treatment for ulcerative colitis. We performed therapeutic balloon dilatation in this patient with a benign stricture caused by ulcerative colitis and experienced improvement of symptoms.
KEYWORD
Ulcerative colitis, Stricture, Balloon dilatation
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