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. No incidental findings were reported during OE.
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. No incidental findings were reported during OE.
Upper esophagus should be carefully examined for presence of an inlet patch
. The differential diagnosis at endoscopy should also include inflammatory or infectious stricture, postcricoid cancer, or extrinsic compression from a submucosal venous plexus.
Transnasal esophagoscopy revealed a 270 [degrees] degree inlet patch with an associated stricture.
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (an inlet patch) can be found in various areas of the gastrointestinal system, but it is reported more frequently in the cervical esophagus.
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.
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (inlet patch): Endoscopic prevalence, histopathological, demographical and clinical characteristics.