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Stricture

An abnormal narrowing of a tubular organ or body part. Strictures can occur as a result of injury, scarring, inflammation, or other disease processes. Examples of strictures are strictures of arteries, strictures of the esophagus, strictures of the airway passages, or strictures of the intestines. Depending on the location and the cause of the stricture, surgery may be performed.

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