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O'Connor, O. J.,Brady, A.,Shanahan, F.,Quigley, E.,O'Riordain, M.,Maher, M. M.
2010
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Journal of Medical Case Reports
Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report
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INTRODUCTION: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis is a rare condition characterized by the dilatation of the submucosal glands. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis in a 72-year-old Caucasian man who presented with dysphagia and with a background history of alcohol abuse. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy of our patient showed an esophageal stricture with abnormal mucosal appearances, but no malignant cells were seen at biopsy. Appearances on a barium esophagram were pathognomonic for esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. CONCLUSION: We demonstrate the enduring usefulness of barium esophagography in the characterization of abnormal mucosal appearances at endoscopy.INTRODUCTION: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis is a rare condition characterized by the dilatation of the submucosal glands. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis in a 72-year-old Caucasian man who presented with dysphagia and with a background history of alcohol abuse. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy of our patient showed an esophageal stricture with abnormal mucosal appearances, but no malignant cells were seen at biopsy. Appearances on a barium esophagram were pathognomonic for esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. CONCLUSION: We demonstrate the enduring usefulness of barium esophagography in the characterization of abnormal mucosal appearances at endoscopy.
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