Related Conditions

Esophageal Stricture

Non-cancerous stricture is an area of narrowing caused by scarring in the esophagus, the tube-shaped muscle that connects the mouth to the stomach. Narrowing can range from mild to complete blockage.

The most common blockage is narrowing caused by locally growing and invading esophageal cancer. However, if you have esophageal stricture, it does not necessarily mean you have esophageal cancer.

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone - either open (also called compound fracture; the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin) or closed (also called simple fracture - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact).