Cricopharyngeal bar

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain



Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

There is smooth and prominent impression of the cricopharyngeus muscle at the level of C5-C6 results in a stenosis.

Case Discussion

Features are most consistent with cricopharyngeal bar which refers to the radiographic appearance of a prominent cricopharyngeus muscle contour on barium swallow.

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