Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Dysphagia for both solids and liquids for 6 months.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Dilatation of the esophagus with smooth distal narrowing and tapering (bird beak appearance), characteristic for achalasia. 

Normal mucosal pattern of the esophagus with no irregularities or ulceration.

No evidence of hiatus hernia.

Degenerative changes as endplate sclerosis and marginal osteophyte formation are seen along with the dorsal and upper lumbar vertebras.

Case Discussion

Barium swallow demonstrates dilatation of the esophagus with distal narrowing and tapering producing a bird beak appearance characteristic for esophageal achalasia.

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Case information

rID: 72965
Published: 19th Dec 2019
Last edited: 19th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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