A GERD Patient with An Asymptomatic Peptic Stricture

The case of the week for this blog is a 67 year-old female with long standing history of GERD related symptoms. She has been treated with a variety of proton pump inhibitors over the past few years with incomplete symptom control. She has been sleeping...

Budd-Chiari Syndrome, GERD, Schatzki’s ring, and Nissen Surgery

The patient is a 30 year-old female with symptomatic acid reflux in the setting of Schatzki’s ring and hiatal hernia. The ring was previously successfully dilated for dysphagia. However, heartburn and food regurgitation especially at night persisted due to the associated hiatal hernia. Esophageal manometry...

Schatzki’s Ring: A Variant Form of GERD

Narrowing of the distal esophagus may be secondary to Schatzki’s ring. Shatzki’s ring is a mucosal and sub-mucosal shelf located at the squamo-columnar junction and commonly associated with a hiatal hernia. The diagnosis is typically made using a contrast upper gastro-intestinal study. The ring may...