Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: A case report

Owen J. O'Connor, Adrian Brady, Fergus Shanahan, Eamonn Quigley, Michael O'Riordain, Michael M. Maher

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number145
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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  • Medicine(all)

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