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JBR-BTR. 2013 Mar-Apr;96(2):72-4.

Giant idiopathic ulcer of esophagus in the context of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium.


The giant ulcer of esophagus is a rare entity in the context of human immunodeficiency syndrome. In front of this type of ulceration the radiologist must to distinguish between two types of ulcers HIV, cytomegalovirus (CMV). The differential diagnosis is necessary for orientation of the therapy and is the result of association between radiological, endoscopic and pathological findings.

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