Benign duodenal stricture

Benign duodenal stricture
Contributed by: Ed Boas

Clinical history: 64 year old man presents with reflux.


Upper GI series shows a duodenal stricture.  No mucusal irregularity.

CT shows the duodenal stricture with no associated mass.  There is submucosal fat.


Submucosal fat can be seen with chronic inflammation (such as Crohn's disease, although there were no other imaging findings to suggest Crohn's).  Findings are consistent with a benign stricture.

Biopsy of the duodenal stricture showed chronic duodenitis.  The patient had a history of chronic NSAID use.  This is presumably a NSAID-induced stricture.

Accession: CL0310

Study description: Upper GI