Oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis

Case contributed by Dr Andres Turchetti



Patient Data

Age: 45 years

Composite images of three spot radiographs during an oesophagram.

In the first image, tiny "flask-shaped" outpouchings "float" outside the oesophagus, compatible with oesophageal pseudodiverticulosis.

Coned-in image of the pseudodiverticula.

Case Discussion

Multiple small pseudodiverticula around the midoesophagus, proximal to a peptic stricture, consistent with oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis

In addition to strictures, oesophageal pseudodiverticula are associated with oesophageal candidiasis and oesophageal carcinoma.

The pseudodiverticula cannot be seen on endoscopy.

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Case information

rID: 12848
Published: 17th Jan 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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