Zenker diverticulum

Case contributed by Erik Ranschaert
Diagnosis almost certain


Globus sensation.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

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

The pouch is characterized 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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