Zenker diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Chronic dysphagia for solid foods

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
Barium

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.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.