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Midesophageal web in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  907403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stenotic webs in the midesophagus of adults are rare. Including the present patient, only 6 have been described in the literature in English. Clinical presentation is characterized by dysphagia and insidious weight loss in a patient usually over 40 years old. The cause of the lesion is unknown. Based on knowledge of the embryological development of the esophagus and the absence of microscopical inflammatory changes in true webs, a congenital rather than inflammatory basis seems likely. Treatment of midesophageal webs can be accomplished by dilation, divulsion through an esophagoscope, or transthoracic excision.
R W Ikard; H E Rosen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / surgery
Esophageal Stenosis / congenital,  pathology,  surgery*
Esophagus / abnormalities*,  pathology

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