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George Triadafilopoulos

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  • Ring(s)-related esophageal meat bolus impaction: biopsy first, dilate later DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS Rajagopalan, J., Triadafilopoulos, G. 2009; 22 (5): E14-E16


    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.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2008.00894.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000268100000002

    View details for PubMedID 19018847

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