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A 32-year-old woman presented with difficulty in swallowing for 1 year. The dysphagia was progressive and was predominant for solid foods. There was no nasal regurgitation, choking or coughing during swallowing. Her appetite and weight was preserved. She complained of easy fatigability and tiredness at work for the last 6 months.General examination revealed anaemia with glossitis, angular cheilitis and flattening of the finger and toe nails.Barium swallow was done and is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Barium swallow What is your diagnosis? Answer

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Messmann H: Squamous cell cancer of the oesophagus. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2001;15:249-265.

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A 32-year-old woman presented with difficulty in swallowing for 1 year. The dysphagia was progressive and was predominant for solid foods. There was no nasal regurgitation, choking or coughing during swallowing. Her appetite and weight was preserved. She complained of easy fatigability and tiredness at work for the last 6 months.General examination revealed anaemia with glossitis, angular cheilitis and flattening of the finger and toe nails.Barium swallow was done and is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Barium swallow What is your diagnosis? Answer

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

Messmann H: Squamous cell cancer of the oesophagus. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2001;15:249-265.

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A 32-year-old woman presented with difficulty in swallowing for 1 year. The dysphagia was progressive and was predominant for solid foods. There was no nasal regurgitation, choking or coughing during swallowing. Her appetite and weight was preserved. She complained of easy fatigability and tiredness at work for the last 6 months.General examination revealed anaemia with glossitis, angular cheilitis and flattening of the finger and toe nails.Barium swallow was done and is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Barium swallow What is your diagnosis? Answer

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

Messmann H: Squamous cell cancer of the oesophagus. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2001;15:249-265.

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