Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
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Esophageal stenosis
Esophageal stenosis The depicted esophageal stenosis is benign in nature and sequel of a year long reflux esophagitis (see also: Esophagitis). Symptoms are regurgitation, retrosternal burns and a feeling of distension. Initially the precardial stenosis could not be passed with the endoscope. The prestenotic mucosa is bright with darker mucosal islands ( histology failed to reveal Barrettīs epithelium). The patient was treated by multiple bougienages and was put on proton pump inhibitors. Malignant stenosis is seen in case of esophageal carcinoma.