Intramural pseudo-diverticulosis of the oesophagus

Hermanutz, K.D.; Lindstaedt, H.; Miederer, S.E.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 128(2): 115-118


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 147202
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1230805
Accession: 068522142

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A 58-year old patient with intramural pseudo-diverticulosis of the oesophagus was observed for three and a half years. The case is described and illustrated. The pathogenesis of the disease is discussed with reference to the literature. The radiological appearances permit a definite diagnosis. The oesophagus had a stricture at the level of the bifurcation of the trachea, but in addition there were multiple intramural, sharply demarkated mucosal herniations measuring 3 x 1 mm. These could be verified endoscopically. Histologically, non-specific oesophagitis was found.