Alternate Names : Esophageal Stenosis
What can be done to prevent the condition?
To prevent this condition:
A person who has gastroesophageal reflux should talk to his or her healthcare provider about ways to treat it so that scar tissue will not form.
A person should avoid swallowing any substance that could harm the esophagus.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Even after successful treatment, strictures tend to recur. A stricture caused by drinking lye is thought to be associated with esophageal cancer decades later.
What are the risks to others?
There are no risks to others.