The authors had 135 patients with short esophageal burn strictures, 120 of them were treated by bougienage. The immediate and late-term results of treatment of this category of patients were studied. A complex of methods for the examination of patients with short burn strictures of the esophagus was defined concretely. Bougienage along a string-guide under ++roentgeno-television control is the main method for the treatment of this category of patients, it produced good results in 83.3% of cases. The optimal bougienage methods and operative treatment of such patients were elaborated.
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