Published online Jun 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i23.3703
Revised: February 27, 2013
Accepted: April 3, 2013
Published online: June 21, 2013
Core tip: The major disadvantage of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) therapy is the potential to induce adverse gastrointestinal effects. However, diaphragm disease is a rare complication of long-term NSAIDs use. In this study, the first case of NSAIDs-induced diaphragm-like stricture in the gastric body is reported which was successfully treated by an endoscopic approach to avoid a complicated surgical intervention.