The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 88–93

The diagnosis of esophagitis

  • C. Miller Ballem
  • H. W. Fletcher
  • Richard D. Mc Kenna
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02232017

Cite this article as:
Ballem, C.M., Fletcher, H.W. & Mc Kenna, R.D. Digest Dis Sci (1960) 5: 88. doi:10.1007/BF02232017

Summary

1. The diagnosis of esophagitis entails a careful history, radiologic and endoscopic examinations, and histologic study of biopsy material.

2. Histologic examination of the esophageal mucosa will most likely reveal submucosal inflammatory changes even when the mucosa appears normal to the unaided eye of the endoscopist.

3. Cases illustrating both early and late stages of the disease are described.

Copyright information

© Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., Medical Division of Harper & Brothers 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Miller Ballem
    • 1
  • H. W. Fletcher
    • 1
  • Richard D. Mc Kenna
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of Medicine, Subdepartment of GastroenterologyRoyal Victoria HospitalMontrealCanada