Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis With Esophageal Strictures Successfully Treated With Dilation Therapy

Fuminori Teraishi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Atsushi Jikuhara, Shingo Kamitani, Yasuo Morino, Katsuaki Sato, Noriaki Tanaka

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Abstract

We report a rare case of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis with esophageal strictures. Barium esophagogram demonstrated multiple flask-shaped diverticula out of the esophageal wall with comprehensive luminal stenosis involving the proximal 8 cm and distal 4 cm of the esophagus. Chest computed tomographic scan demonstrated round wall thickening and several intramural gas collections of the proximal esophagus. Endoscopy revealed a fibrotic stricture and multiple small orifices of pseudodiverticula with mild inflammatory changes. Biopsy specimens showed active chronic inflammatory changes of the mucosa with candidiasis. Dysphagia improved dramatically with esophageal dilation. However, the tiny diverticula did not resolve after treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1121
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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