Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Dilatation and stasis in esophagus with acute tapering at the lower esophageal sphincter and narrowing at the gastro-esophageal junction.

Case Discussion

Achalasia (primary achalasia) is a failure of organized esophageal peristalsis causing impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, and resulting in food stasis and often marked dilatation of the esophagus.

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Case information

rID: 60393
Published: 20th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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