Case Report
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Clin Cases. Dec 16, 2016; 4(12): 413-418
Published online Dec 16, 2016. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v4.i12.413
Figure 1
Figure 1 Linear esophageal furrows and a tight benign appearing esophageal stricture in the proximal esophagus (25 cm from incisors). Mild self-limiting blood ooze following esophageal dilatation. Mucosa biopsies were suggestive of lymphocytic esophagitis.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Histopathologic findings. A: Normal esophageal mucosa with stratified squamous epithelium and no inflammatory cells present; B: Lymphocytic esophagitis with marked spongiosis and intraepithelial lymphocyte infiltration in basal and peripapillary fields. No granulocytes present (reproduced from ref. [3]).
Figure 3
Figure 3 Upper gastrointestinal findings in two patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. A: Lymphocytic esophagitis esophageal rings; B: Esophageal rings, linear furrows and whitish exudates. In both cases the clinical suspicion was eosinophilic esophagitis but biopsies were consistent with lymphocytic esophagitis (reproduced from ref. [4]).