Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/119267
Title:
Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report
Authors:
O'Connor, Owen J; Brady, Adrian; Shanahan, Fergus; Quigley, Eamonn; O'Riordain, Michael; Maher, Michael M
Citation:
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2010 May 21;4(1):145
Issue Date:
21-May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/119267
Abstract:
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.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Owen J-
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Adrian-
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Fergus-
dc.contributor.authorQuigley, Eamonn-
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordain, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Michael M-
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-13T12:28:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-13T12:28:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-21-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-4-145-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Case Reports. 2010 May 21;4(1):145-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/119267-
dc.description.abstractAbstract 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.-
dc.titleEsophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderO'Connor et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2010-12-16T04:04:23Z-
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