A case of Wegener's granulomatosis associated with progressive dysphagia owing to esophageal involvement.

@article{Yamaguchi2007ACO,
  title={A case of Wegener's granulomatosis associated with progressive dysphagia owing to esophageal involvement.},
  author={Toshimasa Yamaguchi and Katsunobu Yoshioka and Mami Ueda and Takashi Morikawa and Keiko Yamagami and Yoshio Konishi and Toshihiko Sato and Yasuko Kawasaki and Masahito Imanishi},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={521-5}
}
A 52-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with progressive dysphagia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed esophageal stenosis and computed tomographic scan revealed symmetrical wall thickness of the thoracic esophagus. Biopsies findings from a lesion were unremarkable. However, a definitive diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis was based on positive anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies directed against proteinase 3 and otorhinolaryngological manifestations. Esophageal… CONTINUE READING