Esophageal strictures in adult eosinophilic esophagitis: dilation is an effective and safe alternative after failure of topical corticosteroids

Schoepfer, A M; Gschossmann, J; Scheurer, U; Seibold, F; Straumann, A (2008). Esophageal strictures in adult eosinophilic esophagitis: dilation is an effective and safe alternative after failure of topical corticosteroids. Endoscopy, 40(2), pp. 161-4. Stuttgart: Thieme 10.1055/s-2007-995345

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Strictures are a frequent complication of eosinophilic esophagitis. The efficacy and safety of topical corticosteroids and of dilation of eosinophilic esophagitis-associated strictures have not yet been thoroughly clarified. We present a retrospective analysis of 10 adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who had symptomatic esophageal stenosis that was unresponsive to topical corticosteroids, and who were treated using bougienage. Eight patients had one single stricture, one patient had two, and another had three strictures; mean stricture length was 2.1 cm (range 1 - 6 cm). Bougienage led to prompt symptom relief. Apart from transient postprocedural odynophagia, no severe complications occurred. During the follow-up (mean 6 months; range 2 - 11 months), all patients enjoyed sustained treatment response.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Gastroenterology

UniBE Contributor:

Schöpfer, Alain; Gschossmann, Jürgen Michael; Scheurer, Ulrich and Seibold, Frank Werner

ISSN:

0013-726X

ISBN:

18253909

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:05

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-2007-995345

PubMed ID:

18253909

Web of Science ID:

000253676800014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28398 (FactScience: 120527)

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