Korean J Intern Med.  2001 Mar;16(1):14-17.

Acid Secretion From a Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa in the Upper Esophagus Demonstrated by Dual Probe 24-hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon Medical School, Inchon, Korea.


Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the upper esophagus is frequently found during endoscopic examination. Although most patients with heterotopic gastric mucosa of the upper esophagus, referred as inlet patch, are asymptomatic, symptomatic patients with complications resulting from this ectopic mucosa have also been reported. Acid secretion by the inlet patch has been suggested in some reports. We report a case of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the upper esophagus, with secretion of acid, demonstrated by continuous ambulatory pH monitoring, and the improvement of pharyngeal symptoms after the use of a proton pump inhibitor.


Choristoma; Gastric mucosa, Esophagus; Secretion, Acid; pH monitoring, Ambulatory
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