Mega oesophagus

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Mega oesophagus or diffuse oesophageal dilatation can be caused by a variety of conditions. 



Some of the more common causes are given below 1-3:

Differential diagnosis

Oesophageal pathology
Share article

Article information

rID: 43071
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Megaoesophagus
  • Mega-esophagus
  • Diffuse oesophageal dilatation
  • Diffuse esophageal dilatation

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1: achalasia
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2: secondary to gastric band
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 3: severe oesophageal dilatation
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.