Esophagus
Nonneoplastic disorders
Lye stricture


Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 15 February 2019

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Definition / general
Clinical features
  • Usually at bifurcation of trachea
  • Mean age 6 years at time of ingestion
  • Over 5,000 cases of accidental caustic injury to children in US each year
  • Also suicide attempts in adults
  • Associated with motility disorders in children (Braz J Med Biol Res 2004;37:1623)
  • Complications: carcinoma, mean 40 years later, usually at tracheal bifurcation
Treatment
  • Stenting, dilation or surgical resection
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Stricture (cause unknown)

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