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Rasuli B, Achalasia. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 21 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-149847
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Dysphagia and chest discomfort.
Age: 55 years
From the case: Achalasia
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- 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
Barium swallow demonstrates dilatation of the esophagus with distal narrowing and tapering producing a bird beak appearance characteristic of esophageal achalasia.