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Office-based Radial Expansion Balloon Dilation of the Esophagus and Trachea

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(PI chose not to proceed with study.)
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University of California, Davis Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: June 9, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
Retrospective chart review of UCDMC patients who have undergone esophageal or tracheal balloon dilation to record data including age, gender, diagnosis pre-and post-procedure eating assessment tool, esophagoscopy findings, tracheobronchoscopy findings, and pre-and post-procedure videofluoroscopic findings.

Tracheal Stenosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Office-based Radial Expansion Balloon Dilation of the Esophagus and Trachea

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Enrollment: 0
Detailed Description:
Dilation of the esophagus is performed for strictures, webs, and rings at all levels of the esophagus. Dilation of the trachea is performed for subglottic and tracheal stenosis. Radial expansion balloons have been developed by Bost Scientific Corporation for the purpose of dilating the esophagus and trachea through flexible esophagoscopies. These sequential controlled radial-expansion balloons can be introduced via a guide wire through the working channel of a 5.1 mm transnasal esophagoscope. Traditionally, otolaryngologists have performed esophageal and tracheal dilation per oral under general anesthesia. This technique allows the procedure to be performed in the office, sparing the patient the risk of anesthetics. The purpose of this study is to review the UCDMC experience with esophageal and tracheal balloon dilation using the transnasal esophagoscope.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
UCDMC Otolaryngology Voice and Swallowing Center patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who have undergone esophageal or tracheal balloon dilation since 1/1/05
  • patients who underwent an attempted dilation since 1/1/05

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years of age
  • Those who do not meet the inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00583960

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD University of California, Davis
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Belafsky, MD, Ph.D., University of California Davis Identifier: NCT00583960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200715177-1
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: June 9, 2015

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
swallowing problems
tracheal stenosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tracheal Stenosis
Tracheal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017