Primary achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Dysphagia more to fluids than solids.

Patient Data

Age: 25-30Y
Gender: Female
Modality: 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 oesophagus.

Diagnosis: primary achalasia

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Case Information

rID: 23011
Case created: 13th May 2013
Last edited: 26th Jan 2016
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