Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 307–308 | Cite as

Localized saccular dilatation of the esophagus: An unusual cause of dysphagia

  • Sang Y. Han
  • Myung S. Shin
  • Robert L. Slaughter


Two young women who had undergone resection of an esophageal enteric cyst subsequently developed saccular dilatation of the esophagus. The abnormality was localized to the site of previous surgery and caused dysphagia in both patients.

Key words

Esophagus, complications of surgery Esophagus, saccular dilatation 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang Y. Han
    • 1
  • Myung S. Shin
    • 1
  • Robert L. Slaughter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirminghamUSA

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