Patient with dysphagia and odynophagia of one month of evolution to liquids and solids. History of AIDS.
Loading Stack -
0 images remaining
Irregular oesophagus or "shaggy" appearance caused by thick plaques with trapping of barium between them and decrease of lumen with irregular contours in the lower third.
3 case questions available
One week later the brushing of the plaques by upper endoscopy yeast and pseudohyphae were demonstrated confirming a characteristic Candida infection.
The diagnosis of candida esophagitis was proven.
- 1. Levine MS, Rubesin SE. Diseases of the esophagus: diagnosis with esophagography. Radiology. 2005;237 (2): 414-27. Radiology (full text) - doi:10.1148/radiol.2372050199 - Pubmed citation
- 2. Levine MS, Woldenberg R, Herlinger H et-al. Opportunistic esophagitis in AIDS: radiographic diagnosis. Radiology. 1987;165 (3): 815-20. doi:10.1148/radiology.165.3.2825235 - Pubmed citation