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Esophageal Stricture

Alternate Names : Esophageal Stenosis

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

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.

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    Esophageal Stricture: Treatment & Monitoring

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

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