Esophagus Stomach Duodenum Capsule Endoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease Colon & Ileum Miscellaneous

Glycogenic Acanthosis

61 year-old woman with odynophagia (painful swallowing.) Endoscopy revealed diffuse mucosal nodularity with raised silvery plaques creating a cobblestone appearance. In glycogenic acanthosis the plaques may vary from sparse to confluent, as in this case. The condition is considered to be benign, possibly age related, and possibly related to gastroesopahgeal reflux. In this case, an incidental finding and not related to the patient's symptoms.

Left: Distal esophagus.

Right: Esophagogastric junction.

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