Gut and Liver 2011; 5(1): 93-95 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2011.5.1.93 A Case of Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis
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Young Eun Chon*, Sena Hwang*, Kyu Sik Jung*, Hyun Jung Lee*, Sang Gil Lee*,†, Sung Kwan Shin*,†, and Yong Chan Lee*,†
*Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Yong Chan Lee
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Abstract
Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP) is a rare benign disease that is characterized by multiple tiny flaskshaped outpouching lesions of the esophageal wall. The etiology is unknown, but the pathologic fi ndings include dilatation of excretory ducts of submucosal glands. The predominant symptom is dysphagia, and esophageal stricture occurs frequently. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, esophageal candidiasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic alcoholism are often combined. Since most EIP cases are benign, the mainstream treatment is symptom relief by endoscopic dilatation or medical treatment of accompanied diseases. This report describes the case of a 68-year-old male patient who suffered from chest tightness for 2 months and was diagnosed with EIP. This symptom disappeared after 2 months of medical treatment, and the patient is now being regularly followed up. (Gut Liver 2011;5:93-95)
Keywords: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis; Esophageal neoplasms
Abstract
Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP) is a rare benign disease that is characterized by multiple tiny flaskshaped outpouching lesions of the esophageal wall. The etiology is unknown, but the pathologic fi ndings include dilatation of excretory ducts of submucosal glands. The predominant symptom is dysphagia, and esophageal stricture occurs frequently. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, esophageal candidiasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic alcoholism are often combined. Since most EIP cases are benign, the mainstream treatment is symptom relief by endoscopic dilatation or medical treatment of accompanied diseases. This report describes the case of a 68-year-old male patient who suffered from chest tightness for 2 months and was diagnosed with EIP. This symptom disappeared after 2 months of medical treatment, and the patient is now being regularly followed up. (Gut Liver 2011;5:93-95)
Keywords: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis; Esophageal neoplasms
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