Achalasia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Long standing dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

Barium swallow

The oesophagus is dilated with absent dilatation of the lower oesophageal sphincter. Very pronounced tertiary waves are also present. 

Case Discussion

These are typical appearances of oesophageal achalasia, although one should keep in mind that a number of other entities can mimic this appearance, such as an obstructing oesophageal cancer

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Case information

rID: 14538
Case created: 3rd Aug 2011
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
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