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  • Esophageal Ring

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    Esophageal Ring

    Also called Schatzki rings, esophageal rings are smooth, concentric, mucosal folds that narrow the esophagus at the esophogastric junction. A hiatus hernia can be seen through the lumen of this ring.

    Image provided by David M. Martin, MD.