A 50-year-old male presented with intermittent solid food dysphagia. Barium Swallow examination of the esophagus is shown in the image. What can be the most probable diagnosis?
The above esophagram shows a Schatzki ring (red arrow) at the distal esophagus.
- Distal Esophageal rings are usually associated with episodic solid food dysphagia and are called Schatzki rings.
- Patients typically present older than 40 years, consistent with an acquired rather than congenital origin.
- Schatzki ring causes intermittent food impaction, also known as steakhouse syndrome.
- Symptomatic rings are treated by dilatation.