Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Dilatation and stasis in esophagus with acute tapering at the lower esophageal sphincter and narrowing at the gastro-esophageal junction with characteristic appearances of bird beak sign or  rat-tail sign.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with achalasia which 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: 61289
Published: 27th Jun 2018
Last edited: 27th Jun 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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