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Peptic Esophageal Stricture

A peptic esophageal stricture (narrowing of the esophageal lumen) is one of the late complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease and occurs in 1 to 5 percent of patients who develop esophagitis (irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus). It is one of the most difficult complications of gastroesophageal disease to manage.

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References

By Farzaneh Banki, M.D.
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  2. Farzaneh Banki, Jeffrey A. Hagen. Benign strictures of the Esophagus. Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Mosby, Inc, 2004. Page 422- 424
  3. Farzaneh Banki, Tom R DeMeester. Treatment of complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease and failed gastroesophageal surgery. Oesophagogastric Surgery, A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice: Michael Griffin, Fourth Edition, 2009, page 281-292
  4. Ajay Bansal , Peter J. Kahrilas, Gilbert H. Marquardt. Treatment of GERD complications, Barrett’s, peptic stricture and extra-oesophageal syndromes. Clinical Gastroenterology. December 2010, Volume 24, Issue 6, Pages 961-968