Alternate Names : Esophageal Stenosis
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