, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 519-522
Date: 05 Feb 2014

Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis with Mallory-Weiss Syndrome: Report of a Case

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Abstract

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.

Received: February 16, 2001 / Accepted: September 11, 2001