In textbooks of pathology, chronic peptic ulcer of the esophagus has been described for many years as a rare condition of unknown etiology. In 1950, Barrett1 pointed out that a congenital anomaly of the epithelium lining the lower esophagus was present in these cases and was a predisposing cause for the development of such an ulcer. In this anomaly, a variable length of the distal esophagus is lined by glandular or an atrophic type of gastric epithelum. A discrete chronic peptic ulcer in gastric-lined esophagus has been referred to as a "Barrett" ulcer by later authors.2 The following case is an example of this congenital anomaly and demonstrates the occurrence not only of a chronic peptic ulcer but of peptic esophagitis as well.
Report of a Case
This patient was hospitalized for the first time in November, 1943, at the age of 75, with the complaints of dysphagia,
Som ML, Wolf BS. PEPTIC ULCER OF THE ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGITIS IN GASTRIC-LINED ESOPHAGUS. JAMA. 1956;162(7):641–644. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.72970240005008b
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