Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Kenny Sim

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Chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

The oesophagus is grossly dilated and measures up to 10 cm in diameter. There are two air fluid levels projected at the level of the posterior third rib. The gastric bubble is however present. These findings are in keeping with achalasia. The aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta are unremarkable. The lungs are clear with no evidence of aspiration.

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Case Information

rID: 31313
Case created: 30th Sep 2014
Last edited: 6th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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