Benign esophageal stricture is a narrowing of the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) that causes swallowing difficulties.
Benign means that it is not caused by cancer. See also: Cancer of esophagusCauses, incidence, and risk factors
Esophageal stricture can be caused by:
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Injuries caused by an endoscope
- Long-term use of a nasogastric (NG) tube (tube through the nose into the stomach)
- Swallowing substances that harm the lining of the esophagus,...