Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Lee-Anne Slater

Presentation

Assessment of dysphagia and the feeling of food getting stuck in the lower esophagus

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Fluoroscopy

Left atrial enlargement, with splaying of the lower thoracic esophagus with mild proximal dilatation.

X-ray

Left atrial enlargement, with cardiomegaly, central cardiac opacity and wide subcarinal angle.

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