Symposium 4











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

4 Sunday, September 2, 4:30- 6:15 pm
Benign esophageal stenoses
New tools and concepts for management

Chairs: G. Costamagna (Rome) – L.L. Swanström (Portland)
Discussant: P. Siersema (Utrecht)

  • Can barium esophagography detect lower esophageal rings or peptic strictures missed on endoscopy? M.S. Levine (Philadelphia)
  • Are bougie and balloon dilations of benign esophageal strictures similar in efficacy and safety and in what situations one should be preferred over the other? R. Kochhar (Chandigarh)
  • What can be expected from the novel dilator specifically fitted for UES? P. Belafsky (Los Angeles)
  • Does steroid injections into refractory benign esophageal strictures delay their recurrence? If yes, why should it not be used routinely for every benign stricture? P. Siersema (Utrecht)
  • Which esophageal strictures are ideally suited for electrocautery treatment? P. Siersema (Utrecht)
  • Is endotherapy for benign esophageal strictures and perforations delaying and making surgery more difficult? B. Gayet (Paris)
  • Do refractory strictures from different etiologies (radiation, corrosive, post-PDT/ESD, anastomotic) respond differently to endotherapy? E. DeMoura (Sao Paulo)
  • What are the surgical options for benign strictures? K.L. Goh (Kuala Lumpur)
  • How should we manage esophageal webs? K.S. Dua (Milwaukee)
  • How should we manage eosinophilic esophagitis-associated strictures? N.M. Guda (Milwaukee)
  • What is the optimal dose of intra-lesional steroids, the optimal number of sessions of steroid injections, and the best technique of steroid injections? R. Kochhar (Chandigarh)
  • Can the response to stricture dilation be predicted by EUS or CT characteristics? N. Reddy (Hyderabad)
  • Should stenoses following severe esophageal burns be treated by esophageal resection or esophageal by-pass? V.N. Felix (Sao Paulo)
  • The patch esophagoplasty with biological scaffolds for treatment of esophageal strictures. A. Nieponice (Buenos Aires)