Congenital esophageal stenosis: The differential diagnosis and management

Douglas W. Jones, Shaun M. Kunisaki, Daniel H. Teitelbaum, Nitsana A. Spigland, Arnold G. Coran

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Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is a rare congenital abnormality that is difficult to diagnose and often masquerades as other types of structural esophageal disease. We report three cases of CES with different presenting symptoms. We advocate for balloon dilation as the preferred first approach to therapeutic intervention. CES is an important clinical entity in the evaluation of pediatric esophageal disorders and should be suspected in young infants with dysphagia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-551
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric surgery international
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Achalasia
  • Congenital esophageal stenosis
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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