The role of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of caustic ingestion, esophageal strictures, and achalasia in children

Jr Wilsey, A. Scheimann, M. A. Gilger

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Abstract

This discussion provides the reader with a concise, comprehensive review of the role of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of caustic ingestions, esophageal strictures, and achalasia in children. Emphasis has been placed on newer techniques, such as treatment of esophageal strictures using through-the-scope balloon dilation and corticosteroid injection, and the technique of injection of the lower esophageal sphincter with botox for achalasia. Data on the approach and outcomes of endoscopic therapy of esophageal strictures and achalasia are also included in table format for quick reference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-787
Number of pages21
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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