Schatzki Ring (cont.)
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- What is a Schatzki ring?
- What are symptoms of a Schatzki Ring?
- How is a Schatzki Ring diagnosed?
- What treatment is for Schatzki Ring?
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What treatment is for Schatzki Ring?
Management of these rings involve procedures that will stretch or fracture these rings, thus allowing freer passage of solid food. Stretching or fracturing can be performed with endoscopes or tapered dilators inserted through the mouth, also by deflated balloons that are placed across the ring and are then blown up. Open surgery is hardly ever necessary to handle these rings.
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