Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis with Mallory-Weiss Syndrome: Report of a Case
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- Yamamoto, N., Nakamura, M., Tachibana, S. et al. Surg Today (2002) 32: 519. doi:10.1007/s005950200089
A 62-year-old man with a chief complaint of coughing up blood was revealed to have Mallory-Weiss syndrome with arterial bleeding by gastrointestinal endoscopy at the esophagogastric junction, and two teardrop-shaped fissures were found longitudinally extending into the muscle layer. Endoscopic treatment with ethanol injection and the administration of a thrombin solution spray failed to control the arterial bleeding. Hemostasis was finally archived by suturing the fissures under an open laparotomy. A postoperative barium esophagogram showed multiple flask-shaped outpouchings in the thoracic esophagus, and a diagnosis of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) was thus made. EIPD is usually accompained with esophageal strictures but esophageal bleeding is rare.