High esophageal stricture: a complication of "inlet patch" mucosa.
ABSTRACT High esophageal stricture associated with a circumferential "inlet patch" of heterotopic gastric mucosa is reported in 2 patients. Biopsy specimens taken from the strictures demonstrated inflamed or ulcerated gastric fundal-type mucosa in both cases. Dilatation of the strictures followed by treatment with histamine H2-antagonists produced almost complete resolution of dysphagia in both patients.
- SourceAvailable from: Rodrigo CastanoRevista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia 09/2004; 19(3):178-182.
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ABSTRACT: The pathologic potential of gastric inlet patches is now being recognized. A recent adult study has shown the effectiveness of argon plasma coagulation in ablating the patch and the associated symptoms. There are no reports of ablation in children. We report a case series of successful argon plasma coagulation of gastric inlet patches and their symptoms in 5 children.Journal of interventional gastroenterology. 04/2012; 2(2):91-93.
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