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Strictures of the Esophagus

Spaghetti in Esophagus
During a gastroscopy, we found spaghetti stuck in the esophagus.
Meatball is Stuck
After removing the spaghetti, a meatball was found stuck below.
Deflated Balloon
After we removed the meatball, we found this narrowed stricture.
Balloon in Narrow Spot
Balloon Dilator is inflated which stretches the narrow spot
Narrow Spot Now Open
Balloon Dilator deflated and being withdrawn after dilating stricture

Text & Images Courtesy of Three Rivers Endoscopy Center
© Dr. Robert Fusco, Three Rivers Endoscopy Center, All Rights Reserved

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