Stricture of the esophagus may have different reasons:
- Spiserørskatar (often caused by stomach acids immediately).
- Ulcers with scarring and subsequent shrinkage of the esophagus.
- Cancer of the esophagus.
- Congenital malformations of the esophagus.
Symptoms of narrowing of the esophagus
The main symptom isswallowing, As a result of the mechanical lock. Other symptoms such. can beheartburnandeructationBecause the underlying cause.
The diagnosis is made either by X-ray contrast with the esophagus or with a kikkertundersøgelse.
Treatment of stricture of the esophagus
Stricture of the esophagus is a serious disease that requires treatment. The treatment is to try to expand the throat. This is done by a so-calledballonudvidelseWhere you sink a small balloon, which is then inflated slowly, so throat expanded. Treatment must often be repeated several times, and throat often comes back, especially in cases where the cause is the stomach acids immediately.