Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns.

Do Won Choi, Seong Nam Oh, Soo Jung Baek, Soo Hyun Ahn, Yun Jung Chang, Won Seok Jeong, Hyo Jung Kim, Jong Eun Yeon, Jong Jae Park, Jae Seon Kim, Kwan Soo Byun, Young-Tae Bak, Chang Hong Lee

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BACKGROUND: It has been reported that there are four zones of distinct venous patterns around the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ); i.e. truncal, perforating, palisade (PZ) and gastric zones. Using the distal end of PZ as a marker for GEJ, this study was done to assess the length and patterns of PZ in Koreans, and to assess the prevalence of endoscopic Barrett's esophagus (E-BE) and hiatal hernia (E-HH). METHODS: 847 consecutive patients undergoing diagnostic endoscopy were included. During endoscopy, PZ, squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) and pinchcock action (PCA) were identified. Patterns were classified according to the relationships of the distal end of PZ with SCJ and PCA; A: all three at the same level, B: SCJ proximal to the other two which are at the same level, C: PCA distal to the other two which are at the same level, D: SCJ proximal to the distal end of PZ which is proximal to PCA. Cases with patterns B and D were thought to have E-BE, and those with patterns C and D to have E-HH. RESULTS: Patterns A, B, C and D were 79.2%, 12.1%, 3.8% and 4.9%, respectively. Length of PZ was 3.0 +/- 0.1 cm. E-BE and E-HH were found in 17.0% and 8.7%, respectively. Both E-BE and E-HH were more frequently found in males and in cases with reflux esophagitis. CONCLUSION: E-BE and E-HH are not so infrequent in Koreans as previously thought, if we use the distal end of PZ as an endoscopic marker of GEJ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of internal medicine
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

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Hiatal Hernia
Barrett Esophagus
Esophagogastric Junction
Endoscopy
Peptic Esophagitis
Stomach

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Choi, D. W., Oh, S. N., Baek, S. J., Ahn, S. H., Chang, Y. J., Jeong, W. S., ... Lee, C. H. (2002). Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns. The Korean journal of internal medicine, 17(4), 245-248.

Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns. / Choi, Do Won; Oh, Seong Nam; Baek, Soo Jung; Ahn, Soo Hyun; Chang, Yun Jung; Jeong, Won Seok; Kim, Hyo Jung; Yeon, Jong Eun; Park, Jong Jae; Kim, Jae Seon; Byun, Kwan Soo; Bak, Young-Tae; Lee, Chang Hong.

In: The Korean journal of internal medicine, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.12.2002, p. 245-248.

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Choi, DW, Oh, SN, Baek, SJ, Ahn, SH, Chang, YJ, Jeong, WS, Kim, HJ, Yeon, JE, Park, JJ, Kim, JS, Byun, KS, Bak, Y-T & Lee, CH 2002, 'Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns.', The Korean journal of internal medicine, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 245-248.
Choi DW, Oh SN, Baek SJ, Ahn SH, Chang YJ, Jeong WS et al. Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns. The Korean journal of internal medicine. 2002 Dec 1;17(4):245-248.
Choi, Do Won ; Oh, Seong Nam ; Baek, Soo Jung ; Ahn, Soo Hyun ; Chang, Yun Jung ; Jeong, Won Seok ; Kim, Hyo Jung ; Yeon, Jong Eun ; Park, Jong Jae ; Kim, Jae Seon ; Byun, Kwan Soo ; Bak, Young-Tae ; Lee, Chang Hong. / Endoscopically observed lower esophageal capillary patterns. In: The Korean journal of internal medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 245-248.
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