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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2022; 10(29): 10695-10700
Published online Oct 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i29.10695
Submucosal esophageal abscess evolving into intramural submucosal dissection: A case report
Yang Jiao, Yin-He Sikong, Ai-Jun Zhang, Xiu-Li Zuo, Pu-Yue Gao, Qing-Guo Ren, Ru-Yuan Li
Yang Jiao, Department of General Surgery, Shandong University of Qilu Hospital (Qingdao), Qingdao 266000, Shandong Province, China
Yin-He Sikong, Ai-Jun Zhang, Pu-Yue Gao, Ru-Yuan Li, Department of Gastroenterology, Shandong University of Qilu Hospital (Qingdao), Qingdao 266000, Shandong Province, China
Xiu-Li Zuo, Department of Gastroenterology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250000, Shandong Province, China
Qing-Guo Ren, Department of Radiology, Shandong University of Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Qingdao 266000, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Jiao Y wrote this article; Sikong YH and Gao PY managed this patient’s hospitalization; Ren QG was in charge of the imaging diagnosis; Zuo XL and Zhang AJ made the diagnosis and treatment plan; Li RY performed the operation of this patient.
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Corresponding author: Ru-Yuan Li, MM, Attending Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Shandong University of Qilu Hospital (Qingdao), No. 758 Hefei Road, Shibei District, Qingdao 266000, Shandong Province, China.
Received: May 6, 2022
Peer-review started: May 6, 2022
First decision: June 8, 2022
Revised: June 28, 2022
Accepted: September 1, 2022
Article in press: September 1, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: We are the first to report the case of esophageal submucosal abscess developing into intramural dissection. The significance of this case lies in clear presentation of the evolution process between two disorders, and we demonstrated that esophageal submucosal abscess is one of the etiologies of intramural esophageal dissection, which is a rare entity.