Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Sameer Dave

Presentation

A young man with 2 weeks of dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
CT

Dilated esophagus with food contents, and relatively empty stomach.

Right basal inflammatory changes likely due to aspiration.

Case Discussion

He was initially managed with nasogastric decompression and esophageal dilatation. The diagnosis was confirmed with esophageal manometry following discharge.

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Case information

rID: 52507
Published: 2nd May 2018
Last edited: 2nd May 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Blacktown Hospital

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