Diffuse esophageal spasm - Corkscrew esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad



Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

There are uncoordinated peristalsis with simultaneous contraction of the esophagus at multiple points also known as corkscrew esophagus or rosary bead esophagus

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with diffuse/distal esophageal spasm (DOS) which is a motility disorder of the esophagus. On barium swallow, DOS may appear as a corkscrew or rosary bead esophagus, but this is uncommon. Manometry is the gold-standard diagnostic test. 

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Case information

rID: 64577
Published: 29th Nov 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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