Case contributed by Dr Farhad Farzam


Difficulty in swallowing for many years

Patient Data

Age: 57 Years
Gender: Female

Significant dilatation of the esophagus with smooth distal narrowing and tapering (resembles bird's beak), characteristic for achalasia. 

Case Discussion

A 57 years old patient with history of dysphagia for both solids and liquids for long time.

Barium swallow was performed, which demonstrates significant dilatation of the esophagus with distal narrowing and tapering ends (bird's beak appearance), as well as contrast pooling and stasis with narrow stream to the stomach. These features are characteristic for esophageal achalasia. 

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Case information

rID: 69843
Published: 25th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Kabul University of Medical Science

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