Achalasia

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz

Presentation

Dyspnea, elevated CRP and WBC. Pneumonia?

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

An air filled, walled structure is visible adjacent to the right heart border and mediastinum which corresponds to the distended esophagus. Achalasia confirmed by prior imaging. No features suggestive of pneumonia. 

Case Discussion

Advanced achalasia which seemingly follows the right heart border, making the appearance more confusing. 

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Case information

rID: 72549
Published: 4th Dec 2019
Last edited: 4th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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