Esophagogastric mucosal junction (EGMJ): Its location as measured by endoscopy

E. Scapa*, E. Broide, M. Waron, E. Klinowski, J. Eshchar

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The "esophageal" length, i.e., incisors-esophagogastric mucosal junction distance, was measured endoscopically in 758 patients, retrospectively. Two hundred twenty-five additional patients were evaluated prospectively and their height and weight were measured. All patients were analyzed according to their age and sex, indication for the procedure, and its endoscopic diagnosis. "Esophageal" length was found to be significantly longer in male patients. Fifty-three percent of the examined population had "esophageal" length shorter than 38 cm, whereas 99% of patients with normal endoscopy had "esophageal" length of 38-40 cm. Linear correlation was found between "esophageal" length and height, but not with weight. Patients with dyspepsia and esophagitis had a "shorter" esophagus, whereas those with tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract and those with duodenal ulcer had a "longer" esophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997


  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus


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