Corkscrew esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Izabela Figueiredo

Presentation

Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Male
Barium

There are signs of dysmotility in the esophagus, including retention of contrast and numerous discoordinated nonpropulsive contractions. This forms an appearance that has been likened to a "corkscrew".

Case Discussion

A case illustrating diffuse esophageal spasm also referred to as corkscrew or rosary bead esophagus. 

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