Pharyngeal pouch

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Difficulty swallowing and difficult oesophageal intubation at endoscopy.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Barium swallow

Barium pools in an outpouching lying left posterolateral to the hypopharyngeal oesophagus at the level of the cervicothoracic junction. No other abnormalities.

Case Discussion

These are classic appearances of a pharyngeal pouch, also known as a Zenker diverticulum.

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Case information

rID: 54122
Published: 22nd Jun 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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