Endoscopic tools and techniques for strictures and stenoses

Eric Pauli, Jeffrey M. Marks

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Clinically significant luminal narrowing-whether the result of a benign, malignant, or postsurgical processes-represents a group of conditions commonly encountered by the surgeon performing endoscopy. While the introduction of proton pump inhibitors has reduced the incidence of benign peptic strictures of the esophagus requiring endoscopic dilation, the bariatric surgical revolution of the late 1990s has resulted in a large population of patients in need of similar endoscopic therapies. This chapter reviews currently available methodology for the management of strictures and stenoses found during the course of endoscopic evaluation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463306
ISBN (Print)1461463297, 9781461463290
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Pauli, E., & Marks, J. M. (2013). Endoscopic tools and techniques for strictures and stenoses. In Principles of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons (pp. 105-118). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6330-6_10