Axial HRCT images of the chest were evaluated in the lung window for the presence of distal esophageal dilatation
(with a maximum esophageal diameter [greater than or equal to]9 mm).
The object appears to fill the esophageal lumen with prominent proximal esophageal dilatation
and paraesophageal soft tissue edema resulting in mild focal narrowing of the trachea posteriorly.
Current management for CES includes esophageal dilatation
, retrievable stent placement, surgical resection of short segment stricture, and esophageal replacement.
Correction by esophageal dilatation
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Subsequent staging CT scan of the chest/abdomen/pelvis showed the esophageal mass measured up to 38 x 26 mm in transverse and anteroposterior dimensions, respectively, causing severe luminal compromise with proximal esophageal dilatation
. CT scan findings also included mediastinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy.
Herein, we present a brain abscess that developed after esophageal dilatation
for the treatment of induced caustic esophageal strictures.
Severe esophageal stenosis occurs in some patients necessitating the need for esophageal dilatation
. (10) Parental consanguinity is seen in almost all cases.
Several types of nonsurgical management such as steroid injections, antibiotics, esophageal dilatation
, stent applications, and surgical treatment options are used for treatment [2,4-6]; but current types of treatment are quiet ineffective for severe corrosive burns.
A thorax CT revealed diffuse esophageal dilatation
with intraluminal debris a large mass around the esophagus, and a gastro-esophageal hernia.
The outcome of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia is not influenced by the degree of esophageal dilatation
2008; 12(1): 159-65.
We report the case of an elderly patient who presented with an upper esophageal stricture, without the typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, that progressed to complete esophageal obstruction despite use of proton pump inhibitors and esophageal dilatation
. Definitive management of this difficult problem required esophagectomy and gastric pull-up.