Oesophageal web

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female
Modality: Fluoroscopy

Linear filling defect anteriorly producing a "jet" of contrast at the level of C5. This is in keeping with an oesophageal web. 

Case Discussion

Key learning points:

  • oesophageal webs arise from the anterior wall or are less commonly circumferential
  • most commonly occurs within 2cm of cricopharyngeus muscle
  • usually only seen when the oesophagus is maximally distended with contrast
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Case Information

rID: 31198
Case created: 23rd Sep 2014
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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