Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli


Dysphagia for both solids and liquids for 5 years.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

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

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 of esophageal achalasia.

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