Case contributed by Dr Farhad Farzam


Dysphagia for both solids and liquids for many years.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Significant dilatation of the esophagus with smooth distal narrowing and tapering (bird beak sign), characteristic for achalasia

Case Discussion

Barium swallow was performed, which demonstrates significant dilatation of the esophagus with distal narrowing and tapering ends (bird's beak appearance), as well as contrast pooling and stasis with narrow stream to the stomach. These features are characteristic for esophageal achalasia. 

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Case information

rID: 69843
Published: 25th Jul 2019
Last edited: 4th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Kabul University of Medical Science

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