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Cervical inlet patch: new insights into diagnosis and endoscopic therapy


The cervical inlet patch is an island of heterotopic gastric mucosa, most commonly found in the proximal oesophagus. Its importance as a cause of throat symptoms has been recognised, particularly chronic globus sensation. This has led to a change in the Rome IV criteria for globus management, with emphasis on ruling out the condition. Proton pump inhibitors are often ineffective in resolving symptoms. Endoscopic studies on the use of ablative techniques, most recently radiofrequency ablation (RFA), have shown promise in reversing the CIP to mormal squamous mucosa, with subsequent symtpomatic resolution.The aim of this review is to update on the investigation and management of the CIP.

  • oesophageal disorders
  • acid-related diseases

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