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High Resolution Images: Oesophageal Inlet Patch

The endoscopic images in this site are mostly quite compressed in order to make the transmissions times as short as possible. Sometimes it is however nice to have high resolution images, for example for publications, text books or lectures. In these "high resolution files" some larger images are displayed.

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An inlet patch is a small area of heterotopic gastric epithelium in the cervical part of the oesophagus. This finding is common, about 2-4 % of all patients undergoing upper endoscopi have an inlet patch. The finding is considered clinically insignificant, the patch does not cause any symptoms, and there is no risk of cancer. A coincidence of Barrett oesophagus and inlet patch has been found, suggesting some kind of shared embryonic etiology.

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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