Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports

Balloon Dilation in Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Patients with Dysphagia

Submit a Paper

Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports 2013:6 1-7

Case report

Published on 14 Jan 2013

DOI: 10.4137/CCRep.S10200

Further metadata provided in PDF

Sign up for email alerts to receive notifications of new articles published in Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports


Here, we describe balloon catheter dilation at the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) in three sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) patients with dysphagia. Initially, we performed IVIg therapy, and, three months later, switched to balloon dilation therapy. A 12-Fr balloon catheter was inserted from the mouth under fluoroscopy and the balloon inflated at the UES. The catheter was pulled back and re-inserted several times. We examined videofluoroscopy (VF) and pressure at the oropharynx, hypopharynx and UES using computed pharyngoesophageal manometry (CPM). Before both therapies, the VF study revealed a very small amount of barium paste passing through the UES. After balloon dilation therapy, as well as IVIg, subjective complaints of dysphagia disappeared and the VF study revealed an increased amount of barium paste passing through the UES. We conclude that balloon dilation therapy is a complementary method for conventional dysphagia therapies in s-IBM patients with dysphagia.




BibTex citation   (BIBDESK, LATEX)


What Your Colleagues Say About Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports
I had a great experience publishing my case report in this journal. The submission to editorial decision time was very short, and in addition there were frequent updates by email regarding the status of the manuscript. I thought the editors were very friendly and supportive. I would recommend this journal to anyone wishing to publish his/her research in a quality journal with a decent article processing speed. I also appreciate the support given by the ...
Dr Smith Giri (Tibhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal)
More Testimonials

Quick Links

New article and journal news notification services