Corkscrew esophagus is seen in which of
the following conditions ?
a) Carcinoma esophagus
c) Achalasia cardia
d) Diffuse esophagus spasm
Correct Answer - D
Ans. is d i.e., Diffuse Esophageal spasm
Radiological appearances of diffuse esophageal spasm have been
Corkscrew esophagus or
Diffuse esophageal spasm is a motor disorder of esophagus
characterized by repetitive simultaneous non-peristaltic contractions.
Symptoms are substernal chest pain and/or dysphagia
Diagnosed by manometry
also known as ‘supersqueezer’ esophagus
- it is characterized by extremely high-amplitude peristaltic
- Symptoms are pain and dysphagia
Diagnosed by manometry study which shows peristaltic esophageal
contractions with peak amplitudes greater than two standard
deviations above the normal values.