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Pharyngeal pouch

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Mild chronic dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

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


Pharyngeal pouch containing contrast


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
Published: 18th Jul 2010
Last edited: 1st Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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