Case 413

Medical history

Male patient, 17 years old, 6 years ago presented episodes of dysphagia, diagnosed with erosive esophagitis due to gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal stricture - seen on upper digestive endoscopy (EGD). Expansion with Savary candles was done, in addition to control with proton pump inhibitors and annual EGDs. A week ago, after new symptoms of dysphagia for solids, he performed an EGD, showing stenosis in the distal third of the esophagus and a new dilation session was performed.

About esophageal strictures, it is correct to state:

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