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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2016 Mar;108(3):156-7.

Spontaneous intramural esophageal dissection: an unusual onset of eosinophilic esophagitis.

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Gastroenterología, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, España.
Aparato digestivo, Hospital de Bellvitge, España.
Radiología, Hospital de Bellvitge, España.


A 35-year-old man, with a history of rhinitis, eczema and a dubious achalasia was admitted due to chest pain and sialorrhea. Upper endoscopy showed a little hole and a narrowing of the distal esophagus. A CT-scan with oral contrast exposed a discontinuity of the lumen of the middle third of the esophagus and a dissection of submucosal space 16 cm long. The patient recovered after parenteral nutrition. After four months, an esophageal endoscopic showed transient whitish exudates, longitudinal furrows and esophageal lacerations. The biopsies illustrated significant eosinophilic inflammation, eosinophilic microabscesses and basal cell hyperplasia.

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