Glycogenic acanthosis
Glycogenic acanthosis of the esophagus

Glycogenic acanthosis of the esophagus

Glycogenic acanthosis of the esophagus is a common benign entity, characterized by multifocal plaques of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with abundant intracellular glycogen deposits.

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Glycogenic Acanthosis of the Esophagus.

Glycogenic Acanthosis of the Esophagus.

Glycogenic acanthosis of the esophagus is a common benign entity, characterized by multifocal plaques of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with abundant intracellular glycogen deposits. At esophagoscopy or on autopsy specimens these lesions appear as slightly raised grey-white plaques which are usually 2-10 mm in diameter and may be confluent. Glycogenic acanthosis may be related to gastroesophageal reflux.

Pubmed: Diffuse esophageal glycogenic acanthosis: anendoscopic marker of Cowden's disease.

 

Esophageal Glycogenic Acanthosis.

Esophageal Glycogenic Acanthosis.

This condition is asymptomatic and an incidental finding. These nodules or plaques result from accumulation of excess glycogen in mature squamous cells of the upper epithelium.



Glycogenic acanthosis

Glycogenic acanthosis affects the prickle cell layer of the squamous epithelium of the esophagus. these cells are thickened and packed with glyocgen.

There is no associated inflammatory response and no cellular atypia.


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