Figure 5 - Chest film of a patient with longstanding achalasia.

From the following article

Esophageal motility disorders

W.G. Paterson, Raj K. Goyal and Fortunée Irene Habib

GI Motility online (2006)



a; anterior-posterior view showing mediastinal shadow on the right side due to dilated esophagus. b; lateral view. Note that the dilated fluid-filled esophagus displaces the tracheobronchial tree anteriorly and presents a posterior mediastinal mass superimposed over the right heart. (Courtesy of Dr F.I. Habib)

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