J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Mar 12. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
*Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command (formerly General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area), Shenyang †Postgraduate College, Jinzhou Medical University, Jinzhou §Postgraduate College, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, People's Republic of China ‡Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
Background: Cervical inlet patch (CIP), also called gastric inlet patch, is a heterotopic columnar mucosal island located in the cervical esophagus, which has been under-recognized by clinicians.
Aim: We conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis to explore the prevalence and clinical and endoscopic characteristics of CIP.
Materials And Methods: Studies were searched through the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases. Read More