The true prevalence of cervical inlet patch in a specific center dealing with esophageal diseases
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CitationAkar, T., & Aydın, S. (2022). The true prevalence of cervical inlet patch in a specific center dealing with esophageal diseases. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. https://www.europeanreview.org/article/28729
OBJECTIVE: Cervical Inlet Patch (CIP) is an interesting entity that is little known and often neglected by endoscopists. It has always been reported as less than expected. In this article, for the first time in the literature, we want to measure the true prevalence of CIP in a center dealing with specific esophageal diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From October 2020 to October 2021, a total of 283 patients, aged 15-95 years, with mainly dyspeptic and reflux-like complaints were included in this study. All endoscopic procedures were performed carefully by a single endoscopist. Patients were examined for any possible presence of CIP, with adequate sedation and time. RESULTS: The prevalence of CIP, which was the primary aim of our study, was detected at a rate of 14.8%. Most CIP was observed as a single lesion (73.8%), and many of them (45.2%) were larger than 10 mm. Plenty of patients had upper endoscopy due to dyspeptic complaints, but only 2.5% of them presented with a preliminary diagnosis of laryngeal reflux. CONCLUSIONS: The true CIP prevalence is higher than reported before. Our result is the highest prevalence rate of CIP was detected in Turkey. In this regard, data coming from centers dealing with specific esophageal diseases may be more reliable and true.