Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Webs. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophagusweb.html. Accessed May 26th, 2019.
Definition / general
- Uncommon, ledge-like, semi circumferential protrusions of mucosa into lumen; rarely protrudes more than 5 mm into lumen (eMedicine: Esophageal Webs and Rings [Accessed 8 February 2019], Wikipedia: Esophageal Web [Accessed 8 February 2019])
- Cause episodic dysphagia associated with "bolting" solid food
- Most commonly in upper esophagus in women over 40; covered by squamous mucosa with vascularized fibrous tissue core; associated with GERD, radiation therapy, chronic GVHD, blistering skin diseases
- Myomectomy, dilation