Endoscopic Tools and Techniques for Strictures and Stenoses

  • Eric M. Pauli
  • Jeffrey M. MarksEmail author


Clinically significant luminal narrowing—whether the result of a benign, malignant, or postsurgical processes—represents a group of conditions commonly encountered by the surgeon performing endoscopy. While the introduction of proton pump inhibitors has reduced the incidence of benign peptic strictures of the esophagus requiring endoscopic dilation, the bariatric surgical revolution of the late 1990s has resulted in a large population of patients in need of similar endoscopic therapies. This chapter reviews currently available methodology for the management of strictures and stenoses found during the course of endoscopic evaluation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.


Stent Placement Stent Migration Eosinophilic Esophagitis Perforation Rate Tumor Ingrowth 
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Supplementary material

Video 10.1

Enteral stent placement (MPG 226000 kb)

Video 10.2

An overview of non-TTS enteral stent placement (MPG 279634 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.University Hospitals Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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