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Guide wire distance marks for oesophageal dilatation.
  1. D G Maxton
  1. University Hospital of South Manchester, Didsbury.


    The addition of chemically etched distance marks to standard oesophageal guide wires is described so that guide wire retraction during progressive oesophageal dilatation and impending impaction of the dilator onto the flexible wire tip can be quickly and easily recognised.

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