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Schatzki's ring

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An annular contraction ring composed of a weblike tissue, usually at the junction of the oesophageal and gastric mucosa. Dysphagia is present when the diameter of the ring is less than 1,3 cm. Both sexes affected; onset after 50 years of age.


  • R. Schatzki, J. E. Gary:
    Dysphagia due to a diaphragmlike localized narrowing in lower esophagus ("lower esophageal ring").
    American Journal of Roentgenology, Leesburg, Virginia, 1953, 70: 911-922.
  • R. Schatzki, J. E. Gary:
    The lower esophageal ring. The American Journal of Roentgenology, Radium Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, 1956, 75: 246-261.
  • R. Schatzki:
    The lower esophageal ring: Long-term follow-up of symptomatic and asymptomatic rings.
    The American Journal of Roentgenology, Radium Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, 1963, 90: 805.

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