Corkscrew esophagus

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 8093
Published: 10th Jan 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included