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|Title: ||Pneumomediastinum as a complication of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis|
|Authors: ||Struyve, M.|
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Publisher: ||UNIV CATHOLIQUE LOUVAIN-UCL|
|Citation: ||ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, 81(3), p. 433-435|
|Abstract: ||Dysphagia is a common complaint of patients seen at the outpatient clinic as well as at the emergency room. We report esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) as a cause of dysphagia that is less known by physicians and it is rarely described in the literature. EIPD is characterized by multiple, segmental or diffuse, flask-like outpouchings in the esophageal wall corresponding to dilated and inflamed excretory ducts of the submucosal esophageal glands. The underlying etiology remains unclear. Esophageal strictures, esophageal candidiasis and gastroesophageal reflux disease are often associated. The diagnosis can be made by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, but barium esophagography is the modality of choice. Complications of EIPD are rare and include broncho-esophageal and esophagomediastinal fistula, pleural and pericardial effusion, abscesses, gastrointestinal bleeding from a web-like stenosis or esophageal perforation with pneumomediastinum. The treatment for EIPD should be directed towards treating underlying associated conditions and relieving symptoms rather than the pseudodiverticulosis itself.|
|Notes: ||[Struyve, M.; Robaeys, G.] Univ Hosp Gasthuisberg, Dept Gastroenterol, Leuven, Belgium. [Struyve, M.; Langmans, C.; Robaeys, G.] ZOL, Dept Gastroenterol, Schiepse Bos 6, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Langmans, C.] Univ Hosp Gasthuisberg, Dept Internal Med, Leuven, Belgium. [Robaeys, G.] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium.|
|ISI #: ||000455215500014|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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