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Emergency Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 44–46 | Cite as

Achalasia presenting on a lateral cervical spine radiograph of a trauma patient

  • Marcia F. Blacksin
  • Kenneth R. Tomkovich
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Abstract

We present a case in which the diagnosis of esophageal obstruction was suggested on a lateral radiograph of the cervical spine obtained after a motor vehicle accident.

Key Words

Achalasia Cervical spine Esophageal perforation 

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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcia F. Blacksin
    • 1
  • Kenneth R. Tomkovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, University HospitalNewark

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