October 2019 - Presented by Dr. Ryan Thomas (Mentored by Dr. Kurt Schaberg)

A 22-year-old woman with a history of chronic abdominal pain, nausea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy to reveal diffuse white patches of esophageal epithelium with associated epithelial sloughing (see Figure 1). The underlying esophageal mucosa appeared endoscopically unremarkable. The mucosa of the stomach and duodenum was unremarkable. Biopsies of the esophageal lesions were taken, with the significant histopathologic changes shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2

What is the expected clinical course of this condition after treatment?

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Esophageal rupture


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B)  Complete resolution with no long-term sequelae

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