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Bowel Sounds Ep. 14: Mike Wilsey – Esophageal Strictures in Children

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Jennifer Lee talk to Dr. Michael Wilsey about the evaluation and management of esophageal strictures in children, including congenital strictures and those arising from eosinophilic esophagitis and caustic ingestions. 

Dr. Wilsey is an advanced endoscopist at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and is a Professor at the University of South Florida.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the presentation, evaluation, and management of congenital esophageal strictures.
  2. Understand the diagnostic tools used in the evaluation of an esophageal stricture, including the utility of functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) testing.
  3. Understand the treatment options used for esophageal strictures, including the different types of dilation and the role of steroid injections and stenting.

Laughrey M, Kidder M, Rivera D, Wilsey M, Karjoo S. Development of an esophageal stricture following paradichlorobenzene mothball ingestion. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2020 Nov 13;8:2050313X20974210. PMID: 33240502 

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The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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