Zenker diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Chronic dysphagia for solid foods

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

The barium swallow shows a posterior pharyngeal pouch arising from the midline of the posterior wall of the distal pharynx at C6 level in keeping with a Zenker diverticulum

The gastro-oesophagal junction was evaluated (not shown) with no hiatal hernia or gastro-esophageal reflux seen.

Case Discussion

A case of a Zenker diverticulum which is a non-transient type of pharyngeal pouch.

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Case information

rID: 73954
Published: 29th Jan 2020
Last edited: 30th Jan 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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