Left untreated, esophagitis can lead to changes in the structure and function of the esophagus. Possible complications include:

  • Narrowing of the esophagus (esophageal stricture)
  • Rings of abnormal tissue in the lining of the esophagus (esophageal rings)
  • Barrett's esophagus, a condition in which the cells lining the esophagus are changed — a condition that's a risk factor for esophageal cancer
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