Salivary Gland Choristoma: A Rare Finding at the Gastroesophageal Junction.
Osceola Regional Medical Center
choristoma, gastroesophageal junction, heterotopic salivary gland
Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
A choristoma is a tumor-like outgrowth consisting of heterotopic, histologically mature tissue located at an anatomically unusual part of the body. Salivary gland choristoma at the gastrointestinal junction (GEJ) is an extremely rare entity with only one other case reported in the literature. In this report, we present the case of an 87-year-old female with long-standing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) history who was incidentally found to have salivary gland choristoma at GEJ through an upper endoscopy-guided biopsy. We suggest that the finding of salivary gland choristoma at the GEJ could be metaplasia secondary to the patient's long-standing history of GERD with esophagitis.
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Hanke R, Comba I, Henriquez R, W Crespo M, Bhatia L. Salivary Gland Choristoma: A Rare Finding at the Gastroesophageal Junction. Cureus. 2020;12(2):e7138. doi:10.7759/cureus.7138