megaesophagus

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meg·a·e·soph·a·gus

n. megaesófago, dilatación anormal de la parte inferior del esófago.
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A barium swallow demonstrates the presence of mega-oesophagus and the so-called 'bird beak' tapering of the lower oesophagus, causing functional obstruction and significant delay of passage of contrast into the stomach.
We report the case of a 78-year-old woman with previously undiagnosed achalasia who presented with acute respiratory distress and stridor due to tracheal compression by mega-oesophagus. Anaesthetists and physicians caring for patients with achalasia must be aware of the need for emergency oesophageal decompression in this rare and life-threatening condition.
We report the case of an elderly woman with previously undiagnosed achalasia who presented with acute respiratory distress and stridor due to tracheal compression by mega-oesophagus. Three hypotheses purporting to explain respiratory compromise from mega-oesophagus are reviewed.
He suffers from mega-oesophagus which forces him to be upright when he is being fed because his digestive system is weak.