Achalasia

  • Etiology:
  • Imaging: dilated fluid-filled esophagus that terminates in a narrow beak above the gastroesophageal junction

Cases of Achalasia

CXR and upper GI of achalasia
CXR PA and lateral (above) shows a dilated esophagus with an air-fluid level within it. AP and lateral images from an upper GI (below) show an extremely dilated esophagus with fluid-fluid level within it that terminates in a beak at the gastroesophageal junction.