An esophageal fistula dilator

TitleAn esophageal fistula dilator
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsAnderson D.M., Mertz D.L.
JournalJournal of Range Management
Date PublishedSeptember 1982
Keywordsdescription, esophageal fistula dilator
AbstractAn esophageal fistula dilator is described. The tool can be used to exert an even pressure around the fistula perimeter to stretch a shrunken fistula and allow the successful insertion of a closure device larger in diameter than that of the original fistula. With this instrument, the process of enlarging the esophageal fistula is accomplished immediately in a time-saving, efficient manner compared to increasing the diameter of the fistula gradually by periodically increasing the diameter of the closure device.