B ring

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

Presentation

History of gastro-esophageal reflux. No solid food dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Prominent B-ring above a small hiatal hernia. Luminal diameter of approximately 20 mm.

Annotated image

Arrows pointing at the prominent B-ring

Case Discussion

This prominent B ring is located above a small hiatal hernia. B rings are a finding on esophageal fluoroscopy at an area of shelf-like mucosal prominence at the gastro-esophageal junction. When these rings become symptomatic, they are sometimes called "Schatzki rings."

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Case information

rID: 81201
Published: 18th Aug 2020
Last edited: 19th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pennsylvania