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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 21, 2006; 12(15): 2328-2334
Published online Apr 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i15.2328
Table 2 Endoscopic features of eosinophilic esophagitis
Endoscopic featureDescription
Feline esophagusMultiple concentric rings, may be fine in nature, web-like or thickened
(corrugated, ringed esophagus)
Small calibre esophagusNarrow, fixed internal diameter
Featureless, unchanging column
Poor expansion on air insufflation
Proximal and/or distal stenosis
Adherent white papulesWhite exudates 1-2 mm in diameter which do not wash off (similar to candidiasis)
Speckled patches
Loss of vascular pattern
Esophageal furrowsVertical esophageal lines
Crêpe paper mucosaFragile esophageal mucosa
Delicate, inelastic
Mucosal abrasions or tear with minimal contact