Giovanni M. Luján, Robert M. Genta, Inform Diagnostics Research Institute, Irving, TX
Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the proximal esophagus also reported as inlet
patch is considered a congenital anomaly of the cervical esophagus Few
studies have addressed the clinicopathologic aspects of this entity. Reliable
prevalence data are not available due to the small size of published series.
This study was designed to determine the prevalence of the inlet patch
and its clinical and histopathologic associations in a large nationwide
series of patients.
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