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Esophageal Stricture

Alternate Names : Esophageal Stenosis

Esophageal Stricture | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

To diagnose a stricture, the healthcare provider may order:

  • an endoscopy, a procedure in which a narrow tube is inserted into the esophagus to check for scarring or gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • a biopsy, to take a sample of tissue to check for esophageal cancer
  • an x-ray study called a cine-esophagram, in which the person swallows a radio-opaque liquid to help determine the location and length of the stricture

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    Esophageal Stricture: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: David J. Craner, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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