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Year 2019 / Volume 111 / Number 11

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Cat scratch esophagus

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Beatriz Antolín Melero, Noelia Alcaide Suárez, Beatriz Burgueño Gómez, Luis Fernández Salazar,

The cat scratch esophagus is an uncommon entity. The first case described in the literature of this type of lesions was published in 2007 and was located in the colon. There are two cases described in the esophagus, this has been the first detected by endoscopic capsule. It is defined by the presence of linear, erythematous, shiny and superficial breaks of the mucosa without significant hemorrhage associated. The diagnosis is morphological. Even though the etiology is unknown, it has been postulated that the main pathogenic mechanism is barotrauma secondary to insufflation. It has also been described association with other processes that can affect the esophageal elasticity as well as the previous use of NSAIDs.

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