Surgery Today

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 234–237 | Cite as

Stenosis of the Esophagus in Cicatricial Pemphigoid Resolved by colon Interposition: Report of a Case

  • Zeno Popovici
  • Mircea Deac
  • Maria Rotaru
  • Petre Veştemeanu
  • Virgil Vărgatu
Case Reports


We present herein the exceedingly uncommon case of a patient with cicatricial pemphigoid (CP) who gradually developed conjunctival, oral, and esophageal involvement. Despite long-term medical management with dapsone and disulone, the ocular lesions progressed to produce further scarring, which led to ankyloblepharon, symblepharon, and ultimately, blindness of the right eye. After a period of 5 years the patient developed a total esophageal stricture, intractable by dilation, necessitating esophageal reconstruction. The details of an original procedure using a continuous colic loop are described, highlighting the better tolerance of this technique by a high-risk patient. A discussion on the recent advances in diagnosing bullous dermatoses is presented following this case report.

Key Words

cicatricial pemphigoid esophageal stenosis coloesophagoplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeno Popovici
    • 1
  • Mircea Deac
    • 1
  • Maria Rotaru
    • 1
  • Petre Veştemeanu
    • 1
  • Virgil Vărgatu
    • 1
  1. 1.First Surgical ClinicFaculty of Medicine of SibiuSibiuRomania

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