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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 24-25

Interest of corticosteroid injection in refractory benign stenosis of the esophagus

Department of Hepato-gastroenterology II, Military Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

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Aomari Ayoub
Department of Hepato-gastroenterology II, Military Hospital Mohamed V
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The Post-surgical anastomotic oesophageal stenosis is usually benign, which may recur rapidly after several endoscopic dilations (refractory stenosis). The purpose of this work is to show, through an observation, the interest of the injection of the corticoids during the endoscopic treatment of refractory oesophageal stenosis. It was a patient who benefited from an esophagectomy of 2/3 inferior + oeso-gastric anastomosis after ingestion of hydrochloric acid (spirit of salt). The evolution was marked by the installation of a post-anastomotic stenosis recurring after several sessions of endoscopic dilations. The local injection of the corticosteroids (Triamcinolone) at the time of the dilation sessions, allowed a decrease in the frequency of the dilatations, a disappearance of the dysphagia, an improvement of the general state with a weight gain. The injection of corticosteroids was a good solution for this patient, to avoid endoscopic treatment failures, and to improve her quality of life.

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