esophageal stricture


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esophageal stricture

GI disease A narrowing of the esophageal lumen which may result from prior exposure to caustic agents–eg, bleach. See Caustic burn.
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Although large osteophytes should be considered in patients presenting with progressive dysphagia, the differential diagnosis of dysphagia includes esophageal and mediastinal tumors, esophagitis, esophageal stricture, motility disorders, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord tumors, and aberrant vascular formations (6-8).
Consultation at a renowned hospital in Delhi had diagnosed her ailment as esophageal stricture ( narrowing of food pipe), which was suspected to be cancerous.
42) If left untreated, eosinophilic esophagitis may progress, resulting in chronic scarring and esophageal stricture formation.
Other etiologies include malignancy and esophageal stricture.
For example, severe heartburn could result from an esophageal stricture or from cholecystitis, which can be diagnosed only by a physician, and which do not respond to PPIs.
Transnasal esophagoscopy demonstrated diffuse narrowing of the esophagus, proximal esophageal stricture, irregular squamocolumnar junction, and white plaques throughout the mucosa (figure).
None of the patients had esophageal stricture or mucosal lesions.
A repeat EGD again indicated esophageal stricture and ulcer.
Esophageal dysfunction with rapidly growing mycobacterial infections has also been reported in patients with Parkinson disease, stroke, esophageal stricture, and after gastrectomy (as in our patient).
1) The agent's manufacturer also warns that alendronate can cause upper gastrointestinal irritation that can lead to esophagitis, esophageal ulcers, and esophageal erosions with bleeding; in rare cases, esophageal stricture or perforation may occur.
Esophageal stricture developed in five patients during the first year and in four others during the second year.
marketing of its SMART Dilator(TM), the first esophageal dilator to indicate the pressure level being applied at the esophageal stricture.