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The patient was diagnosed with oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (OIPD). This is a condition in which multiple small outpouchings, pseudodiverticula, are found in the submucosa of the oesophageal wall.

OIPD is a rare condition. In 1987, Levine et al detected this abnormality in 21 (0.15%) of 14 350 patients undergoing radiological examination of the oesophagus.1

The aetiology and pathogenesis of OIPD are not known. …

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