A ring (esophagus)

Dr Vikas Shah and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

A rings are a type of distal esophageal ring. They are above the B ring and occur a few centimeters proximal to the gastro-esophageal junction. They represent a physiological contraction of esophageal smooth muscle covered by mucosa. A rings are uncommonly symptomatic.

Oesophageal pathology

Article information

rID: 31336
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • A ring
  • Oesophageal A-rings
  • Esophageal A-rings
  • A-rings
  • A rings

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 1: A and B rings, single contrast
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  • Case 1: A and; B rings, double contrast
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