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Evaluation and management of benign esophageal strictures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16336604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with progressive or solid food dysphagia should be evaluated for the presence of an esophageal stricture. Barium esophagram and endoscopy can define strictures as benign or malignant. The majority of benign strictures are acid-related. Benign strictures are best managed by esophageal dilation with acid-suppressing medications if a peptic stricture is suspected. If dysphagia recurs, repeat dilation should be performed. There are a variety of interventions for refractory strictures which include injection of intralesional corticosteroids, temporary placement of self-expanding plastic stents and surgery.
D D Ferguson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1120-8694     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Esophagus     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809160     Medline TA:  Dis Esophagus     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation
Esophageal Stenosis* / diagnosis,  therapy

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