Pharyngeal pouch

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Symptoms of dysphagia and food reguritation. Did not tolerate upper GI endoscopy intubation.

Patient Data

Age: 63 years
Gender: Male

Posterior outpouching from the oesophagus at the level of C5/6, which fills with contrast. 

Case Discussion

Pharyngeal pouches are also known as Zenker's diverticulum. 

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Case information

rID: 5928
Published: 30th Mar 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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