A 74-year-old female presented to the hospital with nausea and vomiting. Three days ago, the patient felt food sticking in her throat after she ate apple pie, following which she started having nausea and vomiting. She was not able to eat or drink much after that episode but she continued to have episodes of nausea. The patient had similar symptoms when she was diagnosed with esophageal stricture several years ago. The esophageal stricture was thought to be secondary to severe GERD. She had past endoscopic dilatation twice, following which her symptoms improved, but she has not had recent esophageal dilatation.
Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test results were normal. Single contrast barium swallow was performed.
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