Schatzki's Ring: Two Cases with Mid-Esophageal Location

  • Hamid A Durrani Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  • Ashaq H Naqashbandi Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  • Akhtar Purvez Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Keywords: Schatki's ring, esophageal webs, bouginage

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/21-2-13316

The Schatzki's ring is a narrow annular stricture that radiographically appears as a circumferential membrane or web projecting into the lumen at right angle to the long axis of the lower part of the esophagus. This report presents two cases of Schatzki's ring situated almost mid-esophagus, far proximal from the usual location at the squamo-columnar junction. Such rings in a mid-esophageal location have not previously been reported in the literature.

Author Biographies

Hamid A Durrani, Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

MD, FACG

Ashaq H Naqashbandi, Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

M.Ch.

Akhtar Purvez, Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Departments of Medicine (Gaestroenterology Division), Surgery, and Otolaryngology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

M.S.

Published
1989-04-01
Section
Case Reports