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Old 10-26-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Esophogeal Web

Anyone out there have this? My daughter's doc thinks this is what she has and is sending her for a barium swallow.....

If that's what they find, what's the follow-up protocol?

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Old 10-27-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Re: Esophogeal Web

Treatment usually consists of opening up the throat so the web no longer blocks it. This can be done with a balloon introduced during upper GI endoscopy or with a long, flexible, tubular instrument called a dilator.

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Re: Esophogeal Web

Thanks for the reply!

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