Giant idiopathic ulcer of esophagus in the context of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

JBR-BTR. 2013 Mar-Apr;96(2):72-4. doi: 10.5334/jbr-btr.212.


The giant ulcer of esophagus is a rare entity in the context of human immunodeficiency syndrome. In front of this type of ulceration the radiologist must to distinguish between two types of ulcers HIV, cytomegalovirus (CMV). The differential diagnosis is necessary for orientation of the therapy and is the result of association between radiological, endoscopic and pathological findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / virology*
  • Adult
  • Contrast Media
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Esophageal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Esophageal Diseases / virology*
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Ulcer / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ulcer / virology*


  • Contrast Media