Case Report

Dysphagia aortic: Dual aortic impressions on barium swallow

M. N. van der Ness, L. W. Stassen
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 6, No 2 | a1447 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v6i2.1447 | © 2018 M. N. van der Ness, L. W. Stassen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 July 2018 | Published: 30 June 2002

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M. N. van der Ness, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State, South Africa
L. W. Stassen, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State, South Africa

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Abstract

Transient intermittent oesophageal obstruction in an elderly patient is described. Barium swallow showed an extrinsic impression of the oesophagus by an aneurysmal aortic arch as well as the descending aorta. The aetiology and likely differential considerations are discussed.

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