Primary achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Dysphagia more to fluids than solids.

Patient Data

Age: 25-30
Gender: Female
Barium

Grossly dilated contrast filled esophagus down to a tight stricture at gastroesophageal junction with parrot beak appearance. Severe tertiary contractions giving a corkscrew appearance to the esophagus.

Diagnosis: primary achalasia

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Case information

rID: 23011
Published: 13th May 2013
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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