Ulceration Of The Esophagus


Categories: DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

Superficial erosions of the esophagus are by no means an uncommon

accompaniment of the stagnation of food and secretions. From the

irritation they produce, spastic stenosis may occur, thus constituting

a vicious circle; the spasm of the esophagus increases the stagnation

which in turn results in further inflammation and ultimate ulceration.

Healing of such ulcers may result in cicatricial contraction and

organic stenosis. Ulceration may follow trauma by instrument, foreign

body, or corrosive.





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