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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
von Rahden, BH; Stein, HJ; Becker, K; Liebermann-Meffert, D; Siewert, JR 
Title:
Heterotopic gastric mucosa of the esophagus: literature-review and proposal of a clinicopathologic classification. 
Abstract:
The prevalence of heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) in the cervical esophagus is frequently underestimated. Tiny microscopic foci have to be distinguished from a macroscopically visible patch, also called "inlet patch." Symptoms as well as morphologic changes associated with HGM are regarded as a result of the damaging effect of acid, produced by parietal cells in the mostly fundic type of HGM. We herein review the literature and propose a new clinicopathologic classification of esophageal HGM: M...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Am J Gastroenterol 
Year:
2004 
Journal volume:
99 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
543-51 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0002-9270 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; r Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie