Corkscrew esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Thiago Andre Adame

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Barium esophagram


"Corkscrew" or "rosary bead" appearance of disordered peristalsis reflected by the presence of tertiary waves in the thoracic esophagus.

There are also associated findings of paraesophageal hernia and an epiphrenic diverticulum.

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