inlet patch

inlet patch

GI disease A remnant of heterotopic but normal glandular epithelium, usually gastric, which may be found in the esophagus of otherwise asymptomatic subjects, which may be an embryonic rest. See Barrett's esophagus.
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Incidental findings on TNE included 3 cases of gastritis, 2 cases each of hiatal hernia and esophagitis, 1 case of Barrett esophagus, and 1 inlet patch.
Incidental findings reported during TNE included 3 cases of gastritis, two cases each of hiatal hernia and esophagitis (including Candida esophagitis), 1 case of Barrett esophagus, and 1 inlet patch.
Upper esophagus should be carefully examined for presence of an inlet patch.
Transnasal esophagoscopy revealed a 270 [degrees] degree inlet patch with an associated stricture.
An inlet patch can be diagnosed clinically based on the endoscopic appearance of a salmon-red patch demarcated from the surrounding pearl-gray esophageal mucosa (figure) and histologically by the presence of gastric-type mucosa.
Although a cervical inlet patch is not considered a premalignant lesion like Barrett metaplasia, it may be symptomatic and should be looked for during esophagoscopy.