Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli



Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

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

The normal mucosal pattern of the esophagus with no irregularities or ulceration.

No evidence of hiatus hernia.

Case Discussion

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

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.