Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

The esophagus is markedly dilated with fluid and food residue, tapering at esophagogastric junction highly suggestive for achalasia

Case Discussion

Achalasia is a failure of organized esophageal peristalsis causing impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, and resulting in food stasis and often marked dilatation of the esophagus.

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