Presentation, diagnosis, and management of esophageal lichen planus: A series of six cases

Diana L. Franco, Sameer R. Islam, Dora M. Lam-Himlin, David E. Fleischer, Shabana F. Pasha

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Abstract

Lichen planus (LP) is an idiopathic disorder that presents with cutaneous and genital manifestations. Esophageal LP (ELP) was first described by Al-Shihabi and Jackson [J Laryngol Otol 1982;96:567-571] in 1982. Only approximately 80 cases have been documented in the literature since. It is a rare and underrecognized disorder, leading to a delay in diagnosis and a lack of standardized management. We describe the presentation, diagnosis, and management of 6 cases of ELP, at a tertiary institution, because we believe that an increasing awareness of this condition can help identify more cases and increase our understanding of this interesting condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-260
Number of pages8
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Esophageal lichen planus
  • Idiopathic disorder
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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