Which is not true regarding Schatzki’s ring?
A. Seen at squamocolumnar junction
B. Associated with reflux disease
C. Circular ring in the proximal oesophagus
D. Respond to dilatation
Correct answer: C. Circular ring in the proximal oesophagus
Schatzki’s ring – endoscopic view
- Schatzki’s ring is a circular ring seen in the distal oesophagus.
- It is usually present at the squamocolumnar junction.
- It is strongly associated with reflux disease.
- It maybe associated with dysphagia and respond to dilatation along with medical anti-reflux therapy.
Schatzki’s ring – Barium swallow
Ref: Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 25th edition, p 1041.
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