Schatzki ring

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Schat·zki ring

(shotz'kē),
a contraction ring or incomplete mucosal diaphragm in the lower third of the esophagus, which is occasionally symptomatic.
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Schat·zki ring

(shots'kē ring)
A narrow constriction of the distal esophagus identified by its characteristic radiographic appearance.
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Schatzki ring

(shăts′kē)
[Richard Schatzki, U.S. radiologist, 1901–1992]
A lower esophageal mucosal ring composed of a thin annular weblike tissue located at the squamocolumnar junction at or near the border of the lower esophageal sphincter. When the diameter of the ring is less than 1.3 cm, dysphagia is present. Treatment involves stretching the ring with dilators.
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Schatzki,

Richard, U.S. radiologist, 1901-1992.
Schatzki ring - a contraction ring or incomplete mucosal diaphragm in the lower third of the esophagus, which is occasionally symptomatic. Synonym(s): Schatzki syndrome
Schatzki syndrome - Synonym(s): Schatzki ring
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References in periodicals archive ?
Benign esophageal stenosis caused by Schatzki rings (B rings) or by peptic strictures is the most common cause of food impaction, followed by esophageal webs, extrinsic compression, surgical anastomosis, esophagitis (eg, eosinophilic esophagitis), and motor disorders, such as achalasia.
Such strictures can be mistaken for Schatzki rings (Figure 14), (28,31) though they tend to be more asymmetric and have a slightly greater height than true rings.