Which chest radiography findings suggest achalasia?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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In patients with long-standing achalasia, the esophagus dilates and exhibits a sigmoid appearance. An air-fluid level, a widened mediastinum, and the absence of a gastric air bubble often are observed.


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