Pharyngeal pouch

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Mild chronic dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Pharyngeal pouch showing an air-fluid level is projected at the superior mediastinum. 

Modality: Barium

Pharyngeal pouch containing contrast

Modality: CT

Phayrngeal pouch arising from the midline of the posterior wall of the distal pharynx near the pharyngoesophageal junction and showing an air-fluid level.

Case Discussion

Air-fluid level within midline of the thoracic inlet is seen on the CXR. Subsequent barium swallow and CT reveal large pharyngeal pouch.

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Case Information

rID: 10175
Case created: 18th Jul 2010
Last edited: 27th Feb 2017
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