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Esophagitis Dissecans Superficialis Diagnosed by Unsedated Transnasal Esophagoscopy

Khalaf, Racha T.*; Mehta, Pooja*; Lovell, Mark A.; Friedlander, Joel A.*,‡

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: August 2019 - Volume 69 - Issue 2 - p e54
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002173
Image of the Month

*Digestive Health Institute, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Department of Pathology

Aerodigestive Program, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Racha T. Khalaf, MD, Digestive Health Institute, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Ave, PO Box 290, Aurora, CO 80045 (e-mail:

Received 11 July, 2018

Accepted 24 September, 2018

Submissions for the Image of the Month should include high-quality TIF endoscopic images of unusual or informative findings. In addition, 1 or 2 other associated photographs, such as radiological or pathological images, can be submitted. A brief description of no more than 200 words should accompany the images. Submissions are to be made online at, and will undergo peer review by members of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy and Procedures Committee, as well as by the Journal.

Contributions: All authors contributed to writing and critically editing the manuscript. All authors were also directly involved in patient care.

Funding Sources: Dr Khalaf is a recipient of a Cystic Fibrosis grant (grant number: Khalaf17B0).

Conflicts of interest: Dr Friedlander is the president, chief medical officer, and co-founder of Triple Endoscopy, Inc. Dr Friedlander is listed as co-inventor on University of Colorado patents pending US 62/184,077, PCT/US2016/039352, AU201683112, CA 2,990,182, EU 16815420.1, JP 2017-566710, US 15/850,939, US 15/853,521, US15/887,438, and US 62/680,798 039352 related to endoscopic methods and technologies.

The remaining authors report no conflicts of interest.

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