Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Naqibullah Foladi

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Vomiting

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Significant dilatation of proximal esophagus with tapering at the distal parts giving the appearance of bird beak sign.

Pooling of contrast material in the esophagus.

A delayed image shows opacification of stomach and bowel loops.

 

 

Case Discussion

The imaging findings are suggestive of a motility disorder likely to be achalasia. For definitive diagnosis manometry can be considered.

This case is also contributed by Dr. M.M.S. Hoshang

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Case information

rID: 73529
Published: 14th Jan 2020
Last edited: 15th Jan 2020
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