Esophageal web

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Linear filling defect anteriorly producing a "jet" of contrast at the level of C5. This is in keeping with an esophageal web. 

Case Discussion

Key learning points:

  • esophageal webs arise from the anterior wall or are less commonly circumferential
  • most commonly occurs within 2cm of cricopharyngeus muscle
  • usually only seen when the esophagus is maximally distended with contrast
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Case information

rID: 31198
Published: 23rd Sep 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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