Stricture

Definition of Stricture:

An abnormal narrowing or constriction in the diameter of a bodily passage caused by, for example, scar tissue.  Usually refers to the esophageal or gastrointestinal tract.

Also: Stenosis

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Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...Clinical signs and symptoms include aneurysm, thrombosis, embolus, and stenosis; lowered or absent pulses; vascular (blood vessel) bruit (whooshing or blowing sound heard over the artery with a stethoscope); (in more severe cases) muscle atrophy, ulceration, or gangrene...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Laparoscopic gastric bypass patients have increased risk of bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage, and stomal stenosis...”
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Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...In those with carcinoid syndrome, features of pellagra, tricuspid regurgitation or pulmonary stenosis may also be present...”

Carotid Artery Disease

...the condition
“...Carotid artery stenosis (narrowing) occurs when the carotid arteries become narrow or blocked by carotid artery disease...”
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“...However, an ultrasound will rule out possible narrowing (stenosis) of the artery since this is something that should be followed/fixed depending on the severity...”

Cervical Narrowing

...the condition
“Cervical stenosis is a blockage of the cervical canal from either a congenital defect or from complications of surgical procedures...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Esophageal Stricture: Narrowing of the esophagus due to scar tissue, resulting in difficulty swallowing...”

Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

...the condition
“Esophageal stricture, also called benign stricture of the esophagus, is a narrowing of the esophagus, causing swallowing difficulties...”
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Jaundice

...the condition
“...Another type of jaundice results from obstruction in or about the liver; usually a stone or stricture of the bile duct blocks the passage of bile from the liver into the intestines...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...Anything that constricts the bile duct can cause problems, for example bile stones, bile duct cancer, biliary stricture, or congenital disease: once bile flow is obstructed, bacteria can multiply...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Resection can cause anal stenosis (narrowing) of the anal canal and anus due to scar tissue...”

Sciatica

...the condition
“...Spinal stenosis; Spinal trauma, e.g. car accident; Piriformis syndrome...”

Stroke

...relationship to Carotid Artery Disease
“Carotid artery stenosis is one of the causes of stroke...”

Urethritis / Urethral Syndrome

...the condition
“...Some feel that it may be due to urethral stenosis (narrowing) but this is not well documented...”
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