Zenker diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chronic bad breath and dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Barium swallow

There is a pouch arising from the midline of the posterior wall of the distal pharynx near the pharyngoesophageal junction.

Case Discussion

Zenker diverticulumalso known as a pharyngeal pouch, is an outpouching of mucosa in the hypopharynx just proximal to the upper oesophageal sphincter. 

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Case information

rID: 31731
Case created: 24th Oct 2014
Last edited: 18th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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