• Steroid injection helps prevent strictures after esophageal dilation

    18 days ago - By Healio

    A steroid injection immediately after endoscopic balloon dilation helped patients avoid refractory esophageal strictures, according to research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
    Noboru Hanaoka, MD, of the department of gastroenterology at Osaka Red Cross Hospital in Japan, and colleagues wrote that anastomotic strictures are significant complications for patients after esophagectomy.
    “Anastomotic stricture substantially decreases the patient's quality of life, and requires treatment with esophageal dilation,” they wrote. “Refractory strictures occur
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