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Esophageal stricture

- narrowing of the esophagus associated with congenital or acquired factors

Classification of cicatricial narrowing of the esophagus

(G. L. Ratner, V.I. Belokonev, 1982)

By etiology: burns with acids, alkalis, other burns

By the time of the development of obstruction: early (3-4 weeks each), late (later than 1 month)

According to the mechanism of development and clinical manifestations:

A. Functional obstruction of the esophagus

1. Functional anorexia. 2 Functional dysphagia

B. Mechanical obstruction of the esophagus

1. By the degree of narrowing: light, medium, heavy

2. By localization of stricture: high - the place of entry into the esophagus (cervical); median - aortic (bifurcation), low - epifrenial (cardiac), combined - esophagus and stomach.

3. In length - short (less than 3 cm), tubular (more than 3 cm), clearly shaped, total

4. In the form of suprastenotic expansion, conical, saccular

By the presence of complications, false passages in the mediastinum, esophageal diverticulums, cicatricial shortening of the esophagus, fistulas (esophageal-bronchial, esophageal-tracheal)

Diagnostic criteria

1) Dysphagia, 2) symptoms of reflux esophagitis: from a burn, belching, aggravated in a horizontal position, 3) radiological gastroesophageal reflux, shortening, 4) stricture, esophageal ulcers, hiatal hernia, 5) esophagoscopic recognition of reflux esophagus.

Diagnosis Examples

1. Functional obstruction of the esophagus, manifested by anorexia.

2. Functional obstruction of the esophagus, manifested by dysphagia.

3. Mechanical obstruction of the esophagus of moderate severity, median (bifurcation) localization.

4. Mechanical obstruction of the esophagus is a severe form with a high (cervical) localization of stricture, complicated by the formation of esophageal diverticula.
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