Esophageal dilatation using image guidance

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Learn what a esophageal dilatation is and how it is done using image guidance.

Key points

  • Esophageal dilatation is a procedure in which an interventional radiologist uses a small balloon to open up an area of the esophagus that is narrowed.
  • Children are given a general anaesthetic for the procedure.
  • Be calm and honest, and tell your child what to expect. Children feel less nervous and scared when they know what is going to happen.
  • Most children will go home the same day after the procedure.
Last updated: November 16th 2020