Corrosive strictures of the oesophagus

5th September 2022, 18:00 to 19:00 BST


In this webinar we will share our experience in the management of corrosive oesophageal strictures which is a relatively common cause of benign oesophageal obstruction in India and some other countries. This will include the technique of oesophageal bypass and the management of pharyngoesophageal strictures which poses challenges due to the site of stricture. Management depends on factors such as time of presentation, its relationship to the laryngeal inlet, length of the stricture, presence or absence of a lumen distal to the stricture in the cervical oesophagus, and presence or absence of strictures further downstream.


  • Give an overview of the corrosive strictures of the oesophagus.
  • Options for the management.
  • Special reference to pharyngoesophageal strictures

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees should have an understanding of:

  • What are the types of the corrosive strictures of the oesophagus
  • Management option for each of them
  • Management options for pharyngoesophageal strictures.

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Our panellists include:

Dr. Arul Immanuel MD FRCS (Chair) 

Dr. Arul Immanuel is a Consultant in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Head of Department of the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has a fellowship from the Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreatic and Biliary Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia (2009-2010 and further training in minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Netherlands and Germany. His expertise includes the  surgical management of benign and malignant oesophago-gastric conditions and his unit currently performs the most number of robotic oesophago-gastric resections in the United Kingdom. He has numerous publications in prestigious journals such as JAMA Surgery and Annals of Surgical Oncology to name a few.


Mr. Vittal Rao MS, MD, MFSTEd, FRCS (Co-Chair)

Mr. Vittal Rao is a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at the University Hospital of North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent, England.  His surgical practice encompasses complex benign Upper GI surgery, primary and complex revision bariatric surgery and emergency surgery. He is a honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Keele and is also a Regional Surgical Advisor and member of the Surgical Speciality Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is passionate about surgical education and training and enhancing patient safety. He has presented over 100 abstracts in various national and international conferences and has published over 25 papers in peer reviewed journals.



Professor Vikram Kate MS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Ed.),  FRCS(Glasg.), Ph.D (Surg. Gastro.), MAMS, FIMSA, MASCRS, FACS, FACG, FFSTEd (Speaker)

Professor Vikram Kate, is a Senior Consultant and Professor of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India, a tertiary care level institute. He has more than 175 publications and 45 chapters in reputed textbooks of surgery, surgical gastroenterology and scientific writing. His areas of interest include corrosive injuries, H. pylori infection and ERAS in Upper GI. Professor Kate is a Member of the Surgical Speciality Board-General Surgery of  the RCSEd, a Member of the Research Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), USA, and the “Inaugural President” of the Indian Chapter of the SSAT, USA (2021-22). He is the Past National President of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology. Apart from being a Fellow of three Royal Colleges, he is a  Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Gastroenterology and the  Faculty of Surgical Trainers of Edinburgh. He is also an Intercollegiate Examiner for the Royal Colleges.


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