Epiphrenic diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 68

Esophagogastroduodenal contrasted x-ray series show a small right diverticulum near the esophagogastric junction.

Prominent tertiary contractions.



Endoscopy images show the diverticulum ostium right sided to esophagogastric junction.

Case Discussion

Epiphrenic diverticula are pulsion diverticula of the distal esophagus arising just above the lower esophageal sphincter, more frequently on the right side.

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Case information

rID: 31798
Published: 28th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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