Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 5

Esophageal Melanosis a Rare Cause of Esophageal Pigmentation

Rohail Ahmed, Muhammad Danish*, Syed Afzal ul Haq Haqi, Arif Rasheed, Zea Ul Islam, Umar Farooq, Fahad Kakar and Saad Khalid Niaz

Department of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Department, Patel Hospital, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Danish, Department of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Department, Patel Hospital, Pakistan.

Received: April 03, 2024; Published: April 30, 2024

Abstract

Esophageal melanocytosis is a rare benign clinic pathological disorder of the esophagus where melanin (a pigment) is deposited in the squamous epithelium, usually an esophageal epithelium is devoid of melanin pigment. Melanin got deposited in the esophageal epithelium and it causes discoloration of esophageal lumen. Extensive deposition of the melanin pigment is required for the esophageal discoloration. It is a very rare disorder of the digestive system therefore the knowledge about its diagnosis treatment and clinical significance is not yet fully understood. Multiple case reports and previously published data suggest its association with the gastro esophageal reflux but definitive evidence is still lacking. Some studies also labeled this condition as a pre malignant condition.

Keywords: Pigmentation; Alcohol; Tobacco

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Citation

Citation: Muhammad Danish., et al. “Esophageal Melanosis a Rare Cause of Esophageal Pigmentation". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 7.5 (2024): 21-23.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Muhammad Danish., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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