The depicted esophageal
stenosis is benign in
nature and sequel of a year long reflux esophagitis
(see also: Esophagitis).
Symptoms are regurgitation,
retrosternal burns and a feeling of distension.
Initially the precardial stenosis could not be passed
with the endoscope. The prestenotic mucosa
is bright with darker mucosal islands ( histology
failed to reveal Barrettīs epithelium).
The patient was treated by multiple bougienages
and was put on proton pump inhibitors.
Malignant stenosis is seen in case of