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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1998 Apr;8(2):273-81.

Reflux strictures of the esophagus.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common cause of esophageal strictures, accounting for approximately 70% of all cases. Reflux strictures of the esophagus are serious complications of GERD and are associated with a high relapse rate. Goals of long-term management include the relief of dysphagia, prevention of stricture recurrence, and avoidance of complications with safe, cost-effective therapy. Despite recent advances in knowledge about GERD, reflux stricture still remains a relatively common and challenging clinical problem.

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