The Inlet Patch Revisited: A Clinicopathologic Study of 569 Patients with Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa in the Proximal Esophagus

Giovanni M. Luján, Robert M. Genta, Miraca Life Sciences Research Institute, Irving, TX

Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the proximal esophagus also reported as inlet patch is considered a congenital anomaly of the cervical esophagus Few studies have addressed the clinicopathologic aspects of this entity. Reliable prevalence data are not available due to the small size of published series. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of the inlet patch and its clinical and histopathologic associations in a large nationwide series of patients.

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