A Review of Schatzki Ring
Shivani Modi* and Regash Maria John
Progress in Medical Sciences. 2021;
A Schatzki ring also known as Schatzki–Gary ring is a narrowing of the lower esophagus that can cause
dysphagia. The narrowing is caused by a ring of mucosal tissue which lines the esophagus or muscular tissue.
Schatzki ring was first observed in asymptomatic patient in 1944 by Richard Schatzki who was a renowned
radiologist. A Schatzki ring is a specific type of "esophageal ring". Schatzki ring is described as a circular
membrane of submucosa or mucosa or appear as a thin membranous structure that does not contain any
muscularis propria. It is restricted to squamocolumnar junction at the esophagogastric junction. In this article,
we will discuss Schatzki ring as a cause of dysphagia, its symptoms, associated presentations, differential
diagnosis, treatment, and management.