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Esophageal lichen planus: a forgotten diagnosis.

Abstract

Esophageal lichen planus (ELP), an infrequent cause of dysphagia, is associated with various mucosal lesions of the proximal esophagus. In a patient with oral lichen planus, with dysphagia and proximal esophageal lesions, the correct diagnosis of ELP was delayed for 10 years after dysphagia first occurred. This case report illustrates how the diagnosis of ELP in a symptomatic patient eluded experienced clinicians, even in the presence of oral lichen planus.

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    University of MEDNET Mentor, Ohio, USA.

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    MeSH

    Aged
    Deglutition Disorders
    Endoscopy, Digestive System
    Esophageal Stenosis
    Female
    Humans
    Lichen Planus, Oral
    Time Factors

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    7769197