Clinicopatological and prognostic significances of EGFR, KRAS and BRAF mutations in biliary tract carcinomas in Taiwan

Author(s): Chang YT, Chang MC, Huang KW, Tung CC, Hsu C, et al.


Background and aims

Evaluate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic radial incision (ERI) vs endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) treatment of naïve, recurrent, and refractory benign esophageal anastomotic strictures.

Patients and methods

101 ERI, 145 EBD, and 42 ERI combined with EBD sessions were performed in 136 consecutive patients with benign esophageal anastomotic stricture after esophagectomy at Zhongshan Hospital from January 2016 to November 2021. Baseline characteristics, operational procedures, and clinical outcomes data were retrospectively evaluated. Parameters and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were compared between ERI and EBD in patients with naïve or recurrent or refractory strictures. Risk factors for re-stricture after ERI were identified using univariate and multivariate analysis

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