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Oesophageal Inlet Patch

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An Inlet Patch is a small area of gastric epithelium in the upper part of the oesophagus. It is most often of no clinical significance and is probably of congenital origin. However, this heterotopic gastric mucosa can be colonized by Helicobacter pylori, causing a symptomac ulceration in the inlet patch. As seen in some of these images, these patches can be multiple.

Here is one of the best descriptions of Inlet patches:

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004 Apr;128(4):444-7.
Tang P, McKinley MJ, Sporrer M, Kahn E:
Inlet patch: prevalence, histologic type, and association with esophagitis, Barrett esophagus, and antritis.

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