Ring-like esophageal peptic stricture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Long standing history of gastroesophageal reflux.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Circumferential constriction at the distal esophagus associated with hiatal hernia.

Case Discussion

A short segment of narrowing in the distal esophagus above a hiatal hernia is present. This esophageal peptic stricture could be mistaken for a Schatzki ring, but has a greater vertical height than a true lower esophageal ring.

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