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Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis
Atif Zaheer, MD; Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP)
          • Definitions

            • Rare, benign disorder characterized by esophageal diverticulosis-like outpouchings
              • Caused by dilation of excretory ducts of deep mucous glands

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Alameri A et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP). StatPearls, 2021
                                  2. Patel AV et al: Esophageal intramural pseudo-diverticulosis related to Candidiasis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. ePub, 2020
                                  3. Sinha N et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. Gastrointest Endosc. 88(4):764-5, 2018
                                  4. Abbes L et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis, a rare cause of stenosis. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 41(5):505-6, 2017
                                  5. Halm U et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis: endoscopic diagnosis and therapy. Dis Esophagus. 27(3):230-4, 2014
                                  6. Turan I et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis associated with achalasia: an unusual endoscopic appearance. Endoscopy. 41 Suppl 2:E23-4, 2009
                                  7. Van Laer W et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 5(12):A22, 2007
                                  8. Wang E et al: Intramural tracking in esophageal pseudodiverticulosis. Endoscopy. 39 Suppl 1:E265-6, 2007
                                  9. Bhattacharya S et al: Intramural pseudodiverticulosis of the esophagus. Surg Endosc. 16(4):714-5, 2002
                                  10. Canon CL et al: Intramural tracking: a feature of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 175(2):371-4, 2000
                                  11. Plavsic BM et al: Intramural pseudodiverticulosis of the esophagus detected on barium esophagograms: increased prevalence in patients with esophageal carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(6):1381-5, 1995
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Abbreviations

                                            • Intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP)
                                          • Definitions

                                            • Rare, benign disorder characterized by esophageal diverticulosis-like outpouchings
                                              • Caused by dilation of excretory ducts of deep mucous glands

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Demographics

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Alameri A et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIP). StatPearls, 2021
                                                                  2. Patel AV et al: Esophageal intramural pseudo-diverticulosis related to Candidiasis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. ePub, 2020
                                                                  3. Sinha N et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. Gastrointest Endosc. 88(4):764-5, 2018
                                                                  4. Abbes L et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis, a rare cause of stenosis. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 41(5):505-6, 2017
                                                                  5. Halm U et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis: endoscopic diagnosis and therapy. Dis Esophagus. 27(3):230-4, 2014
                                                                  6. Turan I et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis associated with achalasia: an unusual endoscopic appearance. Endoscopy. 41 Suppl 2:E23-4, 2009
                                                                  7. Van Laer W et al: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 5(12):A22, 2007
                                                                  8. Wang E et al: Intramural tracking in esophageal pseudodiverticulosis. Endoscopy. 39 Suppl 1:E265-6, 2007
                                                                  9. Bhattacharya S et al: Intramural pseudodiverticulosis of the esophagus. Surg Endosc. 16(4):714-5, 2002
                                                                  10. Canon CL et al: Intramural tracking: a feature of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 175(2):371-4, 2000
                                                                  11. Plavsic BM et al: Intramural pseudodiverticulosis of the esophagus detected on barium esophagograms: increased prevalence in patients with esophageal carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(6):1381-5, 1995