Esophageal B-ring

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Dysphagia for twelve months.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Barium swallow

Schatzki ring noted at the level of the gastro-oesophgeal junction (probable small sliding hiatus hernia) with a luminal diameter of approximately 10mm. 

Case Discussion

Schatzki rings (or B-rings) are located at the gastro-esophageal junction. Quite often they are an incidental finding but if luminal narrowing is <13mm then they almost certainly at least contribute to dysphagia, especially to solids. 

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Case information

rID: 32650
Published: 10th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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