Tertiary contractions of esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dyspepsia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Tertiary (non-propulsive) contractions on first swallow.

Case Discussion

Tertiary contractions are non-propulsive, transient, and intermittent contractions that are inconstant in location and not accompanied by symptoms, usually in older patients.

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