A proton pump inhibitor relieved a diffuse stricture caused by severe acid exposure from frequent vomiting and restored esophageal motility

Abstract

The mainstay treatment for benign esophageal stricture is dilation with medical therapy. Although dilation usually provides symptomatic relief, recurrent refractory strictures often occur. Here we describe the treatment of a patient with a diffuse esophageal stricture caused by severe acid exposure from frequent vomiting during treatment of a duodenal ulcer. Administration of a proton pump inhibitor without dilation relieved the diffuse stricture and completely restored esophageal motility in this patient.

DOI: 10.1007/s10388-011-0262-z

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@article{Motoyama2011APP, title={A proton pump inhibitor relieved a diffuse stricture caused by severe acid exposure from frequent vomiting and restored esophageal motility}, author={Satoru Motoyama and Kiyotomi Maruyama and Manabu Okuyama and Yusuke Sato and Shuetsu Usami and Hajime Saito and Yoshihiro Minamiya and Jun-ichi Ogawa}, journal={Esophagus}, year={2011}, volume={8}, pages={63-65} }