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CASE REPORT

Long Esophageal Stricture in a Brittle Diabetic

Stella C Pak, Yaseen Alastal, Umar Darr, Youngsook Yoon

Citation Information : Pak SC, Alastal Y, Darr U, Yoon Y. Long Esophageal Stricture in a Brittle Diabetic. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2017; 7 (2):191-192.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1248

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

We report a case of atypical esophageal stricture in a young diabetic woman.

Background

Diabetes mellitus and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are two common disorders in modern society.

Case report

A young diabetic woman developed a 6-cm-long esophageal stricture. This stricture was refractory to multiple esophageal dilation procedures. She underwent subtotal esophagectomy and had excellent treatment outcome.

Conclusion

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause severe long esophageal stricture in a brittle diabetic.

Clinical significance

Improving the awareness of their association between diabetes and GERD would greatly benefit the day-to-day practice of medicine.

How to cite this article

Pak SC, Darr U, Alastal Y, Yoon Y. Long Esophageal Stricture in a Brittle Diabetic. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2017;7(2):191-192.


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