Esophageal (traction) diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher


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

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female

Barium Swallow


Outpouching of the posterior aspect of the middle third of the esophagus 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 esophagus (images not shown).

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