The Inlet Patch Revisited: A Clinicopathologic Study of 569 Patients with Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa in the Proximal Esophagus
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.
To read the rest of this article, please contact Inform Diagnostics.