Ringlike esophageal peptic stricture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Intermittent dysphagia, especially to solid food.

Patient Data

Age: 60
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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Case information

rID: 54160
Published: 28th Jun 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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