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Mucosal bridge due to reflux esophagitis

Keiichiro Kume, Ichiro Yoshikawa

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  • Keiichiro Kume
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan; School of Medicine, Kitakyusyu, Japan, Japan. k-kume@med.uoeh-u.ac.jp
  • Ichiro Yoshikawa
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan; School of Medicine, Kitakyusyu, Japan, Japan.

Abstract


A 28-year old man had congenital dysphagia due to intracerebral neurofibroma. He visited our hospital complaining of heartburn and occasional coffee residue-like vomiting for half a year. Esophagoscopy revealed a mucosal bridge in the middle part of the esophagus (Figure 1). This lesion was destroyed spontaneously by deeper insertion of the endoscope. Moreover, esophagoscopy showed linear mucosal breaks between the middle and lower body of the esophagus (Figure 2). Therefore, he was diagnosed as having a mucosal bridge due to reflux esophagitis.

Keywords


mucosal bridge, esophagitis

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Submitted: 2009-07-03 02:44:33
Published: 2009-10-20 10:55:15
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