Acute Esophageal Necrosis: Is it a so Uncommon Endoscopic Finding? A Report of Two Cases
P. Tsolkas, I. Galanis, 1Daphni Katsiba, 1Maria Arvaniti, K. Christodoulou,, P. Katsinelos, I. Pilpilidis,
S. Baltagiannis, P. Kapelidis,I. Vasiliadis, I. Kapitsinis, A. Papagiannis, P. Xiarchos,
Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN) is uncommon, having been
described only a few times previously. Most cases have no
known etiology, although ischemia, nasogastric tube trauma
and infection have all been suggested as possible causes.
We describe two cases of AEN, summarize the published
cases to date, and then propose the mechanism whereby
patients may be predisposed to this uncommon disease.
Key words: Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN)