A 62-year-old female had suffered from a leg ulcer complicated by rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Sjögren syndrome. She took prednisolone for her collagen disease and diclofenac sodium for pain in her leg. Endoscopic examination performed due to worsening of anemia revealed a circumferential, shallow, and well-demarcated gastric ulcer at the antrum. Due to a high degree of cicatricial constriction caused by ulcer healing, she complained of abdominal pain and vomiting. Balloon dilation was offered to her to avoid significant surgical risk because of her collagen disease. She agreed, and balloon dilation was done using a Rigiflex balloon dilator with good results, which allowed her to eat ordinary meal. Since balloon dilation is a technically easy, effective, and repeatable method it is considered to be an alternative to surgical intervention in benign stricture of the gastrointestinal tract for the aged and candidates complicated by associated diseases. The formation of a circumferential gastric ulcer was speculated to have been caused by administration of diclofenac sodium, in addition to prednisolone.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging