Esophageal stricture associated with alendronate use

Paul, Asit K.; Seetharaman, Mysore
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, pE429
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a woman who was diagnosed with ulcer with active esophagitis after taking alendronate sodium for a year. Computed tomographic scan shows moderately dilated mid-esophagus with distal tapering while esophagogastroscopy reveals a dilated midesophagus with ulcerations and tight stricture. She underwent an endoscopic dilatation and botulinum toxin A treatment and was told to stop taking alendronate. It discusses esophageal adverse effects due to alendronate use.


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