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Intramural diverticulosis of the esophagus

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Intramural diverticulosis of the esophagus is a rare disease of unknown etiology with a characteristic esophagogram consisting of small flask-like diverticula. This paper presents the ninth patient with this disease. There has been confusion about the etiology of the disease and its relation to monilial esophagitis, and this differential diagnosis is discussed. Although the etiology remains speculative, we conclude that intramural diverticulosis of the esophagus may develop in a normal esophagus and that it is not caused byMonilia.

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Correspondence to Dr. Ronald A. D'Altorio MD.

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Sperling, H.V., D'Altorio, R.A. Intramural diverticulosis of the esophagus. Digest Dis Sci 18, 978–982 (1973).

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  • Public Health
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Esophagitis
  • Rare Disease
  • Unknown Etiology