Esophageal Webs and Rings Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 21, 2019
  • Author: Xaralambos Zervos, DO, MS; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The following conditions should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of esophageal webs and rings:

  • Peptic stricture

  • Esophageal tumor

  • Extrinsic compression

  • Neuroma

  • Congenital cartilaginous remnants

  • Feline esophagus

  • Aberrant vascular structures

  • Dysphagia lusoria

  • Mediastinal irradiation

  • Pill-induced esophagitis and ulcers

  • Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica

  • Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid

Differential Diagnoses