Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2003 Sep;27(3):133-136.

A Case of Tubular Esophageal Duplication Presenting with Hematemesis

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kumccjh@ns.kumc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


A 35-year old male developed epigastric pain and hematemesis one week before admission. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed and a communication between the esophagus and another opening was discovered. On a follow-up CT and barium esophagogram, a tubular duplication was suspected and the patient was referred to the department of cardio-thoracic surgery. A pathological diagnosis of esophageal duplication (tubular type) was established. The patient was discharged and is currently being followed up. Esophageal duplication is a rare congenital malformation. Moreover, it has not heen reported in Korea that esophageal duplication presents with hematemesis.


Hematemesis; Esophageal duplication
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