Rat-tail sign (oesophagus)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The rat-tail sign is used to refer to the tapering of the inferior oesophagus in achalasia. The same appearance (although it is difficult to see the similarity) is also referred to as the ​bird beak sign (oesophagus)

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rID: 5997
Section: Signs
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • rat-tail sign
  • Rat's tail sign

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