Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 14 Jan 2024

Esophagitis refers to inflammation of the esophagus.


Esophagitis can arise from a range of causes which include:

Radiographic features


Radiographic signs of esophagitis depend on the fluoroscopic technique used, but include 3


Findings of esophagitis are non-specific and require interpretation in the correct clinical setting 1,4:

  • long segment circumferential mural (>5 mm) thickening
  • enhancing mucosa with mural edema ("target sign): ~20%
  • esophageal ulceration and fistulas

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