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Lichen planus involving the esophagus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11680610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lichen planus is a common mucocutaneus disorder that rarely involves the esophagus. We report two challenging cases presenting with recurrent dysphagia originally suspected due to gastroesophageal reflux. Subsequent evaluation revealed peculiar endoscopic findings of desquamative esophagitis leading to the diagnosis of lichen planus of the esophagus. This disorder should be considered in middle age or elderly women presenting with unexplained dysphagia or odynophagia. In this paper we review the available literature on the subject and summarize every case reported to date.
A Ukleja; K R DeVault; M E Stark; S R Achem
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-26     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2292-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic
Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Esophagus / pathology
Lichen Planus / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy

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