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Non-Reflux-Mediated Esophageal Strictures

  • Sajiv Sethi
  • Joel E. RichterEmail author
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Abstract

Strictures are a common disease of the esophagus that develop from a variety of underlying etiologies and are classified as complex or simple strictures. While a variety of endoscopic therapies exist, esophageal dilation is the mainstay of treatment in these patients. Differences exist in the characteristics of various strictures which can affect their management and prognosis. Several options for dilation exist and careful selection of the type of dilator and technique is important. The choice of therapy must be individualized for each patient and is based on the underlying etiology and anatomy of the stricture. This article aims to review the types of esophageal dilators, methods of dilation, and the management of all types of non-peptic esophageal strictures.

Keywords

Esophageal dilation Strictures Schatzki ring Esophageal web Refractory strictures Post-ablative strictures Eosinophilic esophagitis Postoperative strictures Anastomotic strictures Radiation-induced strictures Rule of three 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South Florida Division of Digestive Diseases and NutritionTampaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Digestive Diseases and NutritionJoy Mccann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, Joy Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, Division of Digestive Diseases and NutritionTampaUSA

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