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Yellowish lesions in the oesophagus
  1. Kenta Hamada1,2,
  2. Yasushi Yamasaki1,
  3. Jun-ichi Kubota2,
  4. Hiroyuki Okada1
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Tajiri Hospital, Mimasaka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Kenta Hamada, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan; paosishou{at}yahoo.co.jp

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Clinical presentation

A 51-year-old man, who had no previous disease, underwent a screening oesophagogastroduodenoscopy, which revealed multiple yellowish lesions in the middle thoracic oesophagus. All lesions were ≤3 mm in size and slightly elevated. Each lesion showed one or two white protrusions on the surface (figure 1). We observed that one lesion looked obviously different from the others and showed yellowish granular spots (figure 2). A biopsy was performed on a representative lesion among the slightly elevated yellowish lesions with white protrusions (figure 3 …

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