Compression of the lower dorsal oesophagus by the aorta in elderly women sufficient to cause dysphagia has not received the attention it deserves. It is not a rare condition. The reasons for its neglect are probably two-fold: (1) the degree of dysphagia is often only slight or moderate, and (2) misdiagnosis. Occasionally, the dysphagia is serious and a threat to life. The clinical and radiological features are here described and a rational operative treatment for the severe cases is proposed. Such operative intervention does not seem to have been described previously.
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