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Ring(s)-related esophageal meat bolus impaction: biopsy first, dilate later.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19018847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Distal esophageal or Schatzki's rings are a common cause of intermittent solid food dysphagia requiring endoscopic dilation for relief. Similarly, eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a rapidly emerging disease in both children and young adults, and manifests as dysphagia to solids and/or episodic food bolus impaction. Endoscopic findings vary considerably among patients with EE, posing significant recognition and management challenges. Esophageal dilation in EE can be painful and risky. This case report describes a patient with acute food bolus impaction due to underlying Schatzki's ring and associated but clinically indolent EE, and highlights some safety aspects of esophageal dilation.
Jaishree Rajagopalan; George Triadafilopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1442-2050     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Esophagus     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-07     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809160     Medline TA:  Dis Esophagus     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E14-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / methods
Deglutition Disorders / etiology*
Dilatation / methods
Eosinophilia / complications,  pathology
Esophageal Stenosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Esophagitis / complications,  pathology
Foreign Bodies / etiology

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