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Case Report

Mucosal Bridge due to Reflux Esophagitis

Keiichiro Kume
1,2,* and
Ichiro Yoshikawa
Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
School of Medicine, Kitakyusyu, Japan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Gastroenterol. Insights 2009, 1(1), e4;
Submission received: 3 July 2009 / Revised: 8 October 2009 / Accepted: 9 October 2009 / Published: 20 October 2009


A 28-year old man had congenital dysphagia due to intracerebral neurofibroma. He visited our hospital complaining of heartburn and occasional coffee residue-like vomiting for half a year. Esophagoscopy revealed a mucosal bridge in the middle part of the esophagus (Figure 1). This lesion was destroyed spontaneously by deeper insertion of the endoscope. Moreover, esophagoscopy showed linear mucosal breaks between the middle and lower body of the esophagus (Figure 2). Therefore, he was diagnosed as having a mucosal bridge due to reflux esophagitis.
Keywords: mucosal bridge; esophagitis mucosal bridge; esophagitis

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