By Ralph Boulton, Sanjeev Gupta, Claire Cousins, Humphrey Hodgson
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At endoscopy, a number of appearances have been described, none of which are specific. Mucosal changes include furrows, corrugations, and vertical lines (37). The lumen may have a small calibre (38). Management Any GORD should be treated. Endoscopic dilatation should be considered for smallcalibre oesophagus, but is associated with a higher rate of oesophageal perforation than peptic disease. Bolus obstruction can be managed endoscopically. There is no routine medical therapy, but topical steroids (fluticasone) and the leukotriene receptor antagonist montelukast have been used.
The natural path for the endoscope is into the pouch rather than the oesophagus. 49 Asymptomatic midoesophageal diverticulum at endoscopy. Oesophageal infections HERPETIC OESOPHAGITIS Herpetic oesophagitis is most common in the immunocompromised, but has been reported in healthy people. It causes small vesicles and confluent superficial ulceration. Characteristic eosinophilic inclusions are seen on biopsy. CANDIDAL OESOPHAGITIS Candidal oesophagitis can be asymptomatic or can cause oesophageal pain, which is either persistent or occurs when swallowing (odynophagia).
However, studies of H. pylori eradication in dyspeptic patients have generally been disappointing. Using symptomatic relief as an end point, H. pylori eradication in patients with uninvestigated uncomplicated dyspepsia confers a small benefit. There is an even smaller effect on dyspeptic symptoms of H. pylori eradication in those patients in whom endoscopy fails to demonstrate peptic ulcer disease (so-called ‘endoscopy-negative’ dyspepsia or nonulcer dyspepsia). Strategies promoting noninvasive tests to diagnose H.
A Colour Handbook of Gastroenterology by Ralph Boulton, Sanjeev Gupta, Claire Cousins, Humphrey Hodgson