Release Date: Jun 2019
CC: MK, PBL
Nicole C. Panarelli, MD
Attending Pathologist, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Associate Professor of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Diagnose a spectrum of eosinophil-rich inflammatory disorders in the esophagus.
- Discuss the differential diagnosis of esophageal lymphocytosis.
- Identify features of esophagitis dissecans superficialis and its histologic mimics.
- Recognize clues to drug-induced injury in the esophagus.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents
Upper endoscopy is often used to evaluate patients with symptoms related to the esophagus. Pathologists are increasingly faced with new and unusual patterns of esophageal injury. Accurate interpretation of these findings will improve communication with clinical colleagues and patient care. This course will use a case-based format to discuss emerging inflammatory esophageal disorders and their histologic mimics. We will cover disorders that induce eosinophil- and lymphocyte-rich inflammation, esophagitis dissecans superficialis (sloughing esophagitis), and the features of infectious and drug-induced esophagitis. Differential diagnoses and distinguishing features will be emphasized throughout.