Esophageal web

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Barium swallow shows a circumferential radiolucent ring in the upper esophagus consistent with an esophageal web. Proximal dilatation and jet phenomenon (barium spurting through the ring on fluoroscopy) indicate partial obstruction. 

Case Discussion

Case courtesy of: Dr Ahmed Haroun

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Case information

rID: 7938
Published: 24th Dec 2009
Last edited: 9th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included