Single contrast barium swallow revealed a tortuous esophagus (Figure 1) causing the contrast to flow slowly down the esophagus (Figure 2). In the mid esophagus, there is a large collection of intraluminal barium with surrounding radiolucent halo (Figure 3). Distal to this collection, the esophagus is narrowed (Figure 4). There is likely narrowing of the gastroesophageal junction. There was passage of a small amount of contrast into the stomach. The majority of the barium remained in the esophagus after 10 minutes of examination (Figure 5).
Single contrast barium swallow shows an intraluminal esophageal diverticulum as a large collection of intraluminal barium with surrounding radiolucent halo in the proximal to mid esophagus.
Single contrast barium swallow shows narrowing of the esophagus distally as well as the gastroesophageal junction.
Appl Radiol. 2017;46(8):28-30. © 2017 Anderson Publishing, Ltd.