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What's a simple way to say what esophageal stricture really is?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Narrowing/scarring

Tight narrowing/scarring generally caused by chronic inflammation; generally longer than a "stenosis".
Can also occur after swallowing noxious chemicals like lye.

In brief: Narrowing/scarring

Tight narrowing/scarring generally caused by chronic inflammation; generally longer than a "stenosis".
Can also occur after swallowing noxious chemicals like lye.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Esophageal stricture

The esophagus is a relatively simple tubular structure connecting the throat to the stomach.
On occasion, a narrowed area will occur in the esophagus, resulting in an interruption in the normal swallowing mechanism. This may result in dysphasia – or difficulty swallowing. Passage of food or liquid may be impaired through the esophagus with a sensation of fullness in the chest.

In brief: Esophageal stricture

The esophagus is a relatively simple tubular structure connecting the throat to the stomach.
On occasion, a narrowed area will occur in the esophagus, resulting in an interruption in the normal swallowing mechanism. This may result in dysphasia – or difficulty swallowing. Passage of food or liquid may be impaired through the esophagus with a sensation of fullness in the chest.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Arthur Heller
typo- dysphagia refers to food or dri.k getting stuck going down, dyphasia refers go garbled or dificilt speech
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In brief: Narrowing

A narrowing in the esophagus, possibly from acids due to reflux, less commonly cancers, can narrow or partially block the esophagus.
Some strictures or narrowings can be dilated or stretched open.

In brief: Narrowing

A narrowing in the esophagus, possibly from acids due to reflux, less commonly cancers, can narrow or partially block the esophagus.
Some strictures or narrowings can be dilated or stretched open.
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