Corkscrew oesophagus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
Barium

Primary oesophageal contraction interrupted by multiple tertiary (non-propulsive contractions), giving rise to corkscrew oesophagus. 

Case Discussion

Barium swallow demonstrates incoordinated peristalsis with simultaneous contration of the oesophagus at multiple points (so-called corkscrew oesophagus). 

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Case information

rID: 8093
Case created: 10th Jan 2010
Last edited: 8th Jan 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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