Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--53

Esophageal stricture in children : a 14 year experience


SK Mittal, K Rajeshwari, KK Kalra 
 Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110 002, India

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SK Mittal
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110 002
India

ABSTRACT: Esophageal strictures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. They may develop as a primary constriction, due to chemical injury after corrosive ingestion or following gastroesophageal reflex disease, secondary to a surgically repaired esophageal atresia (with or without tracheoesophageal fistula) or following any esophageal injury. Strictures are also encountered in children following sclerotherapy for portal hypertension. In developing countries easy access to corrosive agents and accidental ingestion by children makes it a leading cause of benign strictures in children. The results of esophageal dilations in 137 children with benign strictures over a 14 year period is detailed in this communication.


How to cite this article:
Mittal S, Rajeshwari K, Kalra K. Esophageal stricture in children : a 14 year experience.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2003;8:48-53


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Mittal S, Rajeshwari K, Kalra K. Esophageal stricture in children : a 14 year experience. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];8:48-53
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