Congenital anomalies

Ectopic gastric tissue

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 20 September 2021

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Ectopic gastric tissue esophagus

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Ectopic gastric tissue. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2021.
Definition / general
Case reports
Gross description
  • Resembles gastric mucosa with sharp border from normal squamous epithelium; deep pink and velvety
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Usually cardiac fundic glands with parietal and chief cells, often extensive inflammation causing reactive changes
  • May ulcerate
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Mucosal biopsy shows
antral type mucosa and
a small fragment of
squamous epithelium

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