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Related to stricture: Urethral stricture, bile duct stricture, Esophageal stricture

stricture

Pathol an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part

Stricture

 

the organic narrowing of a tubular organ having a comparatively small lumen, such as the ureter, urethra, and biliary duct. The term “stricture” is frequently used as a synonym for the term “stenosis.”

stricture

[′strik·chər]
(medicine)
Abnormal narrowing of a passage, such as a vessel, duct, or the intestine. Also known as constriction.
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For gastroenterologists, EZDilate provides efficient navigation through difficult anatomy, easier placement and positioning within the stricture, and an accurate achievement of target diameters.
We prospectively studied 186 people with urethral stricture disease.
Occasionally, however, an early adenocarcinoma may be recognized by nodularity or irregularity within a preexisting peptic stricture.
29 - disposable balloons to expand the strictures of the esophagus.
We expected to find an obstructive stricture or cricopharyngeus muscle as the cause, but none was found upon barium swallow or endoscopic examination.
An additional feature is a Teflon(TM) coated polyester suture that enables removal from refractory benign strictures for up to eight weeks, potentially saving patients from having to visit the hospital to undergo additional dilations to treat their stricture.
Thirty-three adult male patients diagnosed with posterior urethral stricture were included in this study.
Due to his worsened renal function, a loopogram was performed and showed a stricture 4 cm proximal to the skin opening of the ileal conduit (see Fig.
Long-segment stricture formation in UC is a more intensive local manifestation of a process involving the entire thickness of the wall of the bowel.
Small bowel radiology is not always reliable in determining the presence of a stricture and the functional patency of the small bowel, so it is necessary to identify the presence of any stricture before using the Pillcam SB (formerly called the M2A video capsule) to perform capsule endoscopy.
In 1 patient in whom a late diagnosis was made 4 months after the onset of symptoms, a rectal tumorlike stricture was observed.