Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1990 Nov;10(2):297-300.

A Case of Tubular Duplication of the Esophagus

Abstract

Esophageal duplication is a rare congenital malformation Although the exact etiology of duplication of the esophagus has not been well established, esophageal duplications are due to abnormal outpouching of endoderm from primitive foregut. There are two types of esophageal duplication; cystic and tubular. The former is more common than the latter. Tubular duplication may cause recurrent dysphagia and symptoms of acute mediastinitis. We experienced a case of esophageal duplication, which had tubular esophageal duplication with connection to the esophageal lumen, with esophageal web by the esophagogram after barium swallowing and esophagoscopy. So we report this case with a brief review of the literatures.


MeSH Terms

Barium
Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders
Endoderm
Esophagoscopy
Esophagus*
Mediastinitis
Barium
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