Co-occurrence of the Rare Case of Dysphagia Lusoria with Achalasia

Nahla Ahmed Khalaf *

Tanta University Hospitals, Egypt.

Asem ElFert

Tanta University Hospitals, Egypt.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Dysphagia is a subjective feeling of difficulty of swallowing that has many causes. Of them, achalasia in which there is failure of relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) together with aperistalsis of the esophagus. Dysphagia lusoria a rare case of dysphagia is secondary to an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) originating from left aortic arch compressing the esophagus. We found both conditions in a case presented with dysphagia and weight loss.

Aims: It is important to emphasize the importance of appropriate use of diagnostic modalities and the possibility of co-occurrence of different etiologies of dysphagia.

Keywords: Achalasia, dysphagia lusoria, aberrant right subclavian artery, lower esophageal sphincter

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Khalaf , N. A., & ElFert , A. (2023). Co-occurrence of the Rare Case of Dysphagia Lusoria with Achalasia. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Gastroenterology, 6(1), 98–102. Retrieved from


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