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Regurgitation and prolapse of oesophageal mucosa: a dramatic presentation of the oesophagitis dissecans superficialis
  1. Oseen Hajilal Shaikh,
  2. Naveen Kumar Gaur,
  3. Chellappa Vijayakumar and
  4. Uday Shamrao Kumbhar
  1. Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, Puducherry, Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Uday Shamrao Kumbhar; k26uday74{at}


Oesophagitis dissecans superficialis is a rare benign entity that is usually self-limited, characterised by sloughing of the oesophageal mucosa. We preset a 38-year-old woman, known case of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita who presented to us with regurgitation and prolapse of the oesophageal mucosa from the mouth. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed sloughing of the mucosa. The patient was managed conservatively and discharged.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • general surgery
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  • Contributors Preparation of the manuscript: OHS. Collection of data: NKG. Interpretation and analysis of the data: CV. Critical revision: USK.

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  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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