This Weeks Medical Challenge


You be the doctor. This is a barium swallow and you are seeing the esophagus within the chest area with barium highlighting it. What is the diagnosis?

#1 Ingested foreign body
#2 Esophageal diverticula
#3 Diffuse esophageal spasm
#4 Gastric linitis plastica
#5 Esophageal carcinoma

Click on the image for a better view and the answer will be posted tomorrow.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I will guess #5 Esophageal carcinoma.
Kellie
tracy said…
i will guess # 3...i can't spell it! But it starts with Diffuse!
wild.heart said…
#3 Diffuse esophageal spasm


I'm 100% sure

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Toni Brayer MD said…
wild.heart: Good luck with the exam! You are a good diagnostician.
m.scott said…
I think it is #2, the diverticula
Not a clue !!! cannot even guess , but whatever it is , I do not want it.
Anonymous response looks right looking at the dark spot ...
ERP said…
I was going to say diverticulae but that is almost too obvious. I will say spasm.
i really dont have any idea about it, but it looks as #3. the topic health is everything is very much interesting.
This challenge is indeed good, All the best for this.
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I was going to say diverticulae but that is almost too obvious. I will say spasm.
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It will #5 Esophageal carcinoma . Isn't it .
I do not want it.
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I like polls like this but if i try to answer i will give the answer no #5

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