Which is not true regarding Schatzki’s ring? – Surgery MCQ

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 viewSchatzki’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 swallowSchatzki’s ring – Barium swallow

Ref: Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 25th edition, p 1041.
Image credits: Samir. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schatzki_ring_2.jpg ; Hellerhoff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schatzkiring.jpg Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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