Title

Lymphocytic Esophagitis: A Rare Disease on the Rise

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-4-2018

Description

Lymphocytic esophagitis is a rare, poorly understood disease. This case report presents a patient with a history of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue who presented with dysphagia. He received esophageal dilation that unfortunately resulted in perforation. Biopsies showed lymphocytic esophagitis. There are very few cases in the literature describing perforation in lymphocytic esophagitis. In addition, management and treatment have been challenging for physicians; however, this case represents a complete symptomatic improvement in four to six weeks with a proton pump inhibitor.

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