Esophagus, stricture of:

What Is An Esophageal Stricture?

An esophageal stricture is an unusual fixing or narrowing of the throat. Your throat is a muscular cylinder that interfaces the throat to the stomach, conveying food and fluid. A stricture limits the throat, making it harder for food to go down the cylinder. In serious cases, in any event, drinking fluid can be troublesome.

Esophageal strictures can be:

Cancerous: These strictures deteriorate rapidly.

Benign (not cancerous): Benign strictures will in general advance gradually.

What Are The Sorts Of Esophageal Strictures?

Strictures might be straightforward or complex:

Straightforward strictures are more modest, leaving a more extensive opening in the throat. They are typically straight and even. Their surfaces and edges (borders) are smooth.

Complex strictures are longer and leave a smaller opening. They are not straight or balanced and have lopsided surfaces and edges.

Who Is In Danger For Esophageal Strictures?

Dangerous factors for esophageal strictures include:

  • Liquor use.
  • Malignant growth in the neck region.
  • Peptic ulcer infection.
  • A past condition with dysphagia (trouble swallowing).

What Causes Esophageal Strictures?

Conditions or medicines that cause inflammation or scarring in the throat can prompt strictures:

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal disease
  • Radiation treatment
  • Medical procedure

Different causes: Ulcers, a few medications (for instance, a few anti-toxins and non-steroidal calming drugs), certain infections and coincidentally swallowing synthetic substances can likewise cause strictures.

What Are The Side Effects Of An Esophageal Stricture?

An esophageal stricture may cause:

  • Consuming sensation in the neck or throat.
  • Trouble in swallowing (dysphagia).
  • Sensation of food stalling out in your throat.
  • Regular scenes of gagging.

Converse with a medical care supplier on the off chance that you experience any of these side effects. Strictures can prompt unhealthiness and drying out. Your supplier can sort out what's causing the strictures, so you get the correct treatment and feel good.

Description Percentage

Permitting passage of liquids only, with marked impairment of general health 

Description Percentage

Severe, permitting liquids only

Description Percentage



Need help with Medical Compensation? If your disability claim is not clearly supported by your medical records along with evidence, your claim can be denied. We have helped thousands of Veterans claim the compensation they deserve.

Get More Info