Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Tutkun Talih1, Ergin Arslan1, Gamze Talih2, Mesut Sipahi1

1Department of General Surgery, Bozok University School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Bozok University School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey


The ectopic stomach mucosa island in the proximal esophagus, which is generally known as the inlet patch or cervical inlet patch, is called as the heterotopic gastric mucosa of the esophagus. Despite its asymptomatic progress, it may cause chest pain, shortness of breath and difficulty in swallowing due to the acid secretion from the ectopic mucosa. The study aimed to present a patient who underwent coronary angiography with an unstable angina pectoris diagnosis by cardiologists for gastric chest pain but found an inlet patch in gastroduodenoscopy.

Keywords: Inlet patch, unstable angina pectoris, differential diagnosis

Cite this article as: Talih T, Arslan E, Talih G, Sipahi M. Inlet patch mimicking unstable angina pectoris. Turk J Surg 2020; 36 (2): 229-232.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - T.T., E.A.; Design - T.T., G.T.; Supervision - T.T.; Materials - T.T.; Data Collection and/or Processing - T.T., M.S.; Analysis and/or Interpretation – T.T., E.A., M.S., G.T.; Literature Search – T.T., E.A..; Writing Manuscript – T.T., G.T.; Critical Reviews – T.T., M.S.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.