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Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Long standing dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

Barium swallow

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 14538
Published: 3rd Aug 2011
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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