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Pseudoachalasia from gastric cardia tumor
Contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan
The "bird beak" appearance is classic for primary achalasia, but secondary achalasia or "pseudoachalasia" should be considered in a patient with a suspicious clinical history ("pseudo-" because the tapering at the lower esophageal sphincter is not from a myenteric plexus abnormality, but instead from obstruction). Primary achalasia…
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