Diagnostic gastroscopy - Eosinophilic esophagitis
Length: 04:19 Min.

Diagnostic gastroscopy - Eosinophilic esophagitis


Live endoscopy from the HSK Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospitals in Wiesbaden in collaboration with „Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy“.
©2013 Elsevier. All rights reserved. Wirth the friendly assistance of Falk Foundation e.V., Freiburg.


Presented by:
Andrea May, HSK Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken Wiesbaden, Germany


Summary:
Presentation of a diagnostic gastroscopy on a 28-year-old man with upper abdominal pain. The diagnosis is eosinophilic esophagitis.


Take home messages:

  • Endoscopic appearance of eosinophilic esophagitis includes linear furrows, rings, and white exsudates.
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis should be distinguished from proton pump inhibitor-responsive esophageal infiltration.
  • The histological diagnosis includes eosinophilic infiltration > 15 per high-power field.

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