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Esophageal hamartoma as an unusual cause of neonatal apnea and bradycardia

March 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Coury, DO, Jonathan Steinfeld, MD, David Zwillenberg, MD, and Seth Zwillenberg, MD


Esophageal hamartoma is a rare entity, as only 7 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Common symptoms include dysphagia, weight loss, and vomiting. Life-threatening airway obstruction can also occur. Because of the nonspecific nature of the...

An island of normal mucosa in a sea of Barrett metaplasia

February 1, 2010  |  David A. Knuff, MD and Albert L. Merati, MD

Eosinophilic esophagitis

December 1, 2009  |  Kristin Kucera Marcum, MD, Ryan T. Mott, MD, and Catherine J. Rees, MD

Partial esophageal obstruction from anterior cervical spine hardware

September 1, 2009  |  Carissa Portone, CCC-SLP, Justin S. Golub, BA, and Michael M. Johns III, MD

Proximal esophageal amyloidoma presenting with life-threatening dysphagia

June 1, 2009  |  Laura Chin-Lenn, MBBS, Caroline Ryan, MBBS, Alison Skene, MBBS, and Aliasghar A. A. Mianroodi, MD


Amyloidoses are abnormal deposits of insoluble proteins in tissues that can lead to tissue dysfunction. Although elderly patients often have amyloid deposition in the gastrointestinal tract, they are usually asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they are most often...

Three-dimensional computed tomography for detection and management of ingested foreign bodies

May 1, 2009  |  Rabia Shihada, MD, Moshe Goldsher, MD, Sliman Sbait, MD, and Michal Luntz, MD

Cervical esophagotomy for an impacted denture: A case report

March 1, 2009  |  Sardar Zakariya Imam, MD, Mubasher Ikram, FCPS, Saulat Fatimi, MD, and Moghira Iqbal, FCPS


We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with an impacted denture and an impending esophageal perforation. Her family physician initially missed the diagnosis but during a subsequent visit reviewed her x-ray and was able to see the shadow of the denture's wire attachment in...

Aortoesophageal fistula: A case report

February 1, 2009  |  David Tighe, MBChB, Andy Wood, MB, and Savita Kale, MRCS(Eng)


Patients with impacted foreign bodies in the upper aerodigestive tract present commonly to ENT clinics. This case report highlights two important issues in the management of these patients. First, if the evidence of esophageal perforation is strong and contrast swallow is...

Acquired vascular compression of the esophagus

December 1, 2008  |  Adriana Hachiya, MD, Neil N. Chheda, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Giant esophageal lymphangioma

September 1, 2008  |  Melanie W. Seybt, MD and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Granular cell tumor of the esophagus presenting as a duplication cyst

March 1, 2008  |  Stacey L. Halum, MD and Charles Yates, MD

Management of hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforations in children: Three case reports and a review of the literature

January 1, 2008  |  Eric D. Baum, MD, Lisa M. Elden, MD, Steven D. Handler, MD, and Lawrence W. C. Tom, MD


We report 2 cases of pediatric hypopharyngeal perforation that occurred during endoscopy and 1 case of esophageal perforation that developed during nasogastric tube insertion at a tertiary care academic medical center. These cases were identified during a retrospective chart...


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