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Linda was posted 06/01/2004 09:16 pm by mrs
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An endoscopy is when they put a tube down the throat and into the stomach area to take a look inside. For the stricture a balloon was added to the scope and it stretched the scar tissue to break it open. This procedure had to be done several times over the course of six months to fully break up the scar tissue which was causing the blockage (stricture). It has to be done slowly as too fast can cause bleeding and emergency surgery would be needed. This was an in and out procedure in the same day and no surgery required.

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