Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1996 Dec;16(6):963-968.

A Case of Esophageal Stricture by Lye that Treated with Esophageal Endoscopic Endoprosthesis


Swallowing caustic materials may produce full-thickness burn and loss of esophageal function. Caustics, both acid and alkalis, can corrode and destroy living tissue. Full-thickness burn of esophiageal epithelium causes severe stricture which frequently requires surgical repair. Recently, non-operative dilatation of luminal stenosis has been utilized. Esophageal endoscopic endoprosthesis has been used widely in malignant esophageal stricture but not in benign stricture. In recurrent benign esophageal stricture following repetitive balloon dilatation, we experienced a case of an 18-year-old woman with severe stricture which was successfully managed by esophageal endoprosthesia So we report this case with the review of the literature.


Benign stricture; Esophageal endoprosthesis
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