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Esophageal stricture refers to the narrowing of the esophagus, often caused by acid flowing back from the stomach (reflux). The acid scars, then narrows the esophageal lining over time. This condition can lead to Barrett's esophagus.
Esophageal stricture symptoms include:
Esophageal stricture can tested with endoscopy, a procedure in which a thin adjustable instrument with a camera attached at the end is inserted into the patient's mouth or rectum. Dilation (widening) of the esophagus may also be performed under anesthesia.
The experts at the UK Digestive Health Program can diagnose esophageal stricture in our state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center. Call 859-257-1000 or toll free 1-800-333-8874 for an appointment or view a list of our physicians.