Diseases of the Upper GI Tract [chapter]

Richard M. Gore, Marc S. Levine
2018 IDKD Springer Series  
Early reflux esophagitis typically is characterized on doublecontrast studies by granularity of the distal esophagus secondary to mucosal edema and inflammation [1] . Shallow ulcers appear as punctate, linear, or serpiginous barium collections, sometimes associated with radiating folds [1]. This ulceration almost always extends proximally from the gastroesophageal junction as a continuous area of disease, so ulcers that are confined to the upper or midesophagus should suggest another cause for
more » ... he patient's disease. Scarring from reflux esophagitis can lead to the development of refluxinduced (peptic) strictures, typically seen as smooth, tapered areas of distal esophageal narrowing or as asymmetric ringlike strictures above a hiatal hernia [1] .
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