Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report
O'Connor, Owen J.
Quigley, Eamonn M.
O'Riordain, Micheal G.
Maher, Michael M.
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.
Alcohol abuse , Barium esophagography , Dysphagia , Pseudodiverticulosis , Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis
O'Connor, O. J., Brady, A., Shanahan, F., Quigley, E., O'Riordain M,. and Maher, M. M. (2010) 'Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis characterized by barium esophagography: a case report', Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4: 145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-4-145
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