Oesophageal (traction) diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher


Dysphagia in the upper oesophagus. Regurgitating old tablets and food.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years old
Gender: Female

Barium Swallow

Outpouching of the posterior aspect of the middle third of the oesophagus fills with barium and air.  Spontaneous empyting is observed.

Case Discussion

Patient was being investigated for dysphagia and reported regurgitating old tablets and food.
Barium swallow also demonstrated a large Zenker diverticulum of the upper oesophagus (images not shown).

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Case information

rID: 30243
Published: 28th Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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