Pronounced: Ee-sof-uh-gee-uhlEn Español (Spanish Version)
Esophageal stricture is when the esophagus narrows making it hard to swallow. The esophagus is a muscular tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach.
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Esophageal stricture is typically caused by scar tissue that develops as a result of the following:
Last reviewedJune 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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