High esophageal stricture: A complication of "inlet patch" mucosa

Department of Gastroenterology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Gastroenterology (Impact Factor: 16.72). 03/1988; 94(2):521-4.
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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.

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