Oesophageal (traction) diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 90 years old
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

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
Case created: 28th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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