Pseudoachalasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

Proximal and middle oesophageal dilatation with distal irregular severe narrowing with shouldering appearance are present in favor of tumoral infiltration of distal oesophagus. (path proven)

Case Discussion

Pseudoachalasia is achalasia-pattern dilatation of the oesophagus due to the narrowing of the distal oesophagus from causes other than primary denervation. The most common cause of pseudoachalasia is malignancy (often submucosal gastric cancer) with extension in the lower oesophagus.

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Case information

rID: 54229
Case created: 28th Jun 2017
Last edited: 30th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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