esophageal ring

esophageal ring

Esophagogastric ring A partially encircling intraluminal mass, or overhanging fold of mucosa that constricts the esophageal lumen, causing dysphagia Treatment Surgery is rarely indicated or successful. See Esophageal web.
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Those cases that get progressively worse could signal the failure of an esophageal ring of muscle to relax (achalasia) or the deposit of connective tissue in the esophageal wall (scleroderma).
Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) detected a lower esophageal ring (Schatzki's ring) and a hiatal hemia (figure).
25) In a series of 128 patients, the results of barium studies revealed that 18% had esophagitis, 14% had a lower esophageal ring, and 3% had a peptic stricture.
35) The characteristic appearance and transient nature of the feline esophagus enable differentiation from other types of esophageal rings.