Achalasia simulating mediastinal mass

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Chest pain and regurgitation

Patient Data

Age: Middle age
Gender: Male

Widened mediastinum and and an opacity in the right upper zone. No gastric fundus air bubble seen. 

Severe dilatation of esophagus which is simulating mediastinal mass on xray.

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Severe dilatation of the esophagus mimicking mediastinal mass

Case Discussion

A case of Prof. Saeed Rad, Tabriz, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 23573
Published: 24th Jun 2013
Last edited: 17th Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included