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An unusual cause of dysphagia
  1. Puneet Chhabra1,
  2. Ben Maher2,
  3. Rushda Rajak3,
  4. Bryan Green3,
  5. Nadeem Tehami1
  1. 1Department of Hepatology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Puneet Chhabra, Department of Hepatology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton SO166YD, UK; puneet.chhabra{at}uhs.nhs.uk

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An 84-year-old man was referred with dysphagia and significant weight loss for past 6 months. He worked as a laboratory worker, which involved industrial research. There was no history of cough, chest pain or respiratory distress. Gastroscopy demonstrated an oesophageal stricture at 34 cm from incisors (figure 1).Contrast-enhanced CT of the chest demonstrated wall thickening of the distal oesophagus (figure 2). Radial Endoscopic ultrasound demonstrated circumferential irregular thickening of the oesophageal wall (figure 3 …

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  • Contributors Conception and Design: PC. Analysis and Interpretation of Data: BM, RR, NT, BG. Drafting of the Article: PC, RR. Critical Revision: BM, NT, BG. Final Approval: PC,BM, RR, NT.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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