This is Dr. David
sometimes with bad heartburn you can have inflammation of submucosal lymph nodes which can cause a lump in the esophageal lining.
an EUS is endoscopic ultrasound which can see past the lining of the esophagus.
so your GI doctor is worried about what might be below the lining of the esophagus.
what did the biopsy show?
I dont know the biospy results yet, he said it would most likely come back with nothing then suggested an eus if that was the case
I would agree with that.
most likely it is a normal swollen lymph node under the esophageal mucosal lining.
an ultrasound would be able to check for that.
I would doubt there is esophageal cancer causing this.
so inflammation of submucosal lymph nodes could still be causing the slight swelling even though the overlying mucosa looked normal?
you are a bit young to be having esophageal cancer.
inflammation of a submucosal lymph node can cause slight swelling and normal overlying mucosa.
i had heartburn over a month ago, would it still be inflamed from that?
yes, it could be from that.
acid coming up from your stomach causing heart burn can inflame lymph nodes next to the esophagus.
it just seems weird that there is no evidence of this in the mucosa on top, all normal
infllamation i mean
it can happen.
good luck to u
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