Esophageal Stricture & Web

Esophageal Stricture & Web

Esophageal stricture

Esophageal stricture is the narrowing of esophagus lumen that causes discomfort while eating food (dysphagia).


  • Ingestion of acidic foods
  • Post-surgery response
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Drug induced
  • Tuberculosis
  • Esophageal cancer


  • Dysphagia for solids is the most common symptom


  • Diagnosis is confirmed by endoscopy and biopsy


  • Treatment depends on the underlying factor. Therapy involves medical intervention, surgery and endoscopic dilatation.

Esophageal webs

Esophageal webs are membranes identified with the lumen of esophagus and mostly observed in upper esophagus


  • Patient may remain asymptomatic or experience dysphagia


  • Endoscopic dilatation
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