Zenker diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert

Presentation

Globus sensation.

Patient Data

Age: 66Y
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

During swallowing an out-pouching of the posterior hypopharyngeal wall is clearly visualised at the level C5-C6, right above the upper oesophageal sphincter. This is compatible with a Zenker's diverticulum

The pouch is characterised by a narrow neck entrapping some barium after the swallowing.

Case Discussion

This is a classical esophageal swallow imaging of Zenker's diverticulum.

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Case information

rID: 12377
Case created: 18th Nov 2010
Last edited: 6th Oct 2015
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