Esophageal polyps in pediatric patients undergoing routine diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: A multicenter study

Seth Septer, Carmelo Cuffari, T. M. Attard

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Abstract

Esophageal polyps are uncommon findings in pediatric patients, and reports have been limited to case reports. Esophageal polyps have been previously ascribed to esophagitis secondary to gastroesophageal reflux, medications, infections and recurrent vomiting. They have been associated with underlying conditions such as hiatal hernia, Barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis and Crohn's disease. Presenting complaints of children with esophageal polyps have included vomiting, dysphagia, hematemesis and abdominal pain. The aim of this paper is to characterize the incidence, clinical presentation and progression, histologic subtypes and associated mucosal abnormalities in children with esophageal polyps. A retrospective multicenter study was performed at four institutions identifying diagnosis of esophageal polyps in pediatric patients (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Pediatric
  • Polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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