E-20, Greater Kailash-1, Delhi-110048

Esophageal Stricture & Web

Esophageal stricture

Esophageal stricture are narrowing of esophageal lumen resulting in dysphagia

Causes of esophageal stricture are
  • Ingestion of acid or alkali
  • Post surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Drug induced
  • Tuberculosis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Dysphagia and weight loss
Symptoms
  • Dysphagia for solids is the predominant symptom
Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis is established by endoscopy and biopsy
Treatment
  • Treatment is endoscopic dilatation, surgery and medical therapy depending upon the underlying cause.
Esophageal webs

Esophageal webs are membranes in the esophageal lumen, and are mostly seen in upper esophagus

Symptoms
  • Webs may be asymptomatic or may lead to dysphagia
  • Treatment is endoscopic dilatation