Oesophageal A-rings

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Severe reflux.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

In the lower oesophagus, a few centimetres superior to the lower oesophageal spinchter, there are transient linear filling defects peripherally in keeping with A-rings. 

Case Discussion

A-rings are an incidental finding on barium swallows, representing oesophageal muscle contraction. 

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Case information

rID: 32649
Published: 9th Dec 2014
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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