A review of endoscopic methods of esophageal dilation

J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 Aug;35(2):117-26. doi: 10.1097/00004836-200208000-00001.


Esophageal strictures from a variety of benign and malignant causes require dilation therapy when patients develop symptoms of dysphagia. Dilation can be accomplished using a variety of dilating devices and adjunctive techniques. The approach to management of esophageal strictures is reviewed with a focus on dilation technique and special considerations for various stricture types.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage
  • Dilatation / instrumentation
  • Dilatation / methods*
  • Esophageal Stenosis / etiology
  • Esophageal Stenosis / surgery*
  • Esophagoscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intralesional


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones