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Oesophageal stricture dilatation


Benign strictures in the esophagus are the result of long-standing gastroesophageal reflux disease, Schatzki ring, esophageal web, and strictures caused due to external beam radiation, sclerotherapy, caustic ingestion, surgical anastomosis, and malignant growth that displays symptoms like (difficulty in swallowing). Esophageal dilation is combined with an upper endoscopy and is performed with a local anesthetic spray, under sedation.