Oesophageal stenosis due to heterotopy of gastric mucosa: a rare case of dysphagia in paediatric age

Antonio Marseglia, Maria Pastore, Mario Rocco D’Altilia, Michele Pellegrino, Michele Sacco

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v4i4.522


We describe the case of a three-year-old child who presents recurrent vomiting, dysphagia for solids, and weight deficit. Besides the poor general clinical conditions, the kid presents also retrosternal pyrosis. The laboratory tests show the presence of sideropenic anaemia, but it is possible to make a diagnosis only after endoscopy of the superior gastrointestinal tract, which reveals a chronic inflammation due to heterotopy of gastric mucosa. In the suspect of this kind of disease, this test should always be performed, and, if the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) aren’t effective enough, the Savary-Gilliard® dilators provide a safe and effective therapeutic solution.


Oesophageal stenosis; Gastric mucosa; Dysphagia; Paediatric age

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