A rare cause of dysphagia in a HIV patient - esophageal pseudodiverticulosis

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  • Esophageal pseudodiverticulosis is a rare clinical entity with a slight male predominance (1). The condition is caused by cystic dilation of the sub mucosal glands and hence is not true diverticulosis. This is usually a benign condition, affecting the distal third of esophagus. It has been associated with reflux esophagitis, strictures and candidiasis. Patients with esophageal pseudodiverticulosis may present with progressive dysphagia, though most cases are asymptomatic. Perforation (2), bleeding (3) and mediastinitis have rarely been described. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of this rare disease in HIV patients has been described only once before (4). We report the second case of esophageal pseudodiverticulosis occurring in a HIV patient.
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    Author List

  • Krishnamoorthi R; Nandagopal L; Ehrinpreis M
  • Start Page

  • 340
  • End Page

  • 341
  • Volume

  • 76
  • Issue

  • 3