Presbyesophagus

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dysphagia and chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Tertiary contractions and relative esophageal dilatation are seen. There is also a ring-like stricture of the lower third of the esophagus most consistent with peptic stricture. Sliding hiatal hernia is also evident.

Case Discussion

Presbyoesophagus is term that has been traditionally used to describe the manifestations of degenerating motor function in the aging esophagus.

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Case information

rID: 86362
Published: 5th Feb 2021
Last edited: 5th Feb 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center