Zenker's diverticulum

Background

  • An out-pouching of the pharyngeal mucosa and submucosa through the cricopharyngeus muscle
  • Classified as false diverticulum in that it does not contain all layers of the intestinal wall, but only the mucosa and submucosa

Clinical Features

  • Dysphagia
  • Globus sensation
  • Regurgitation of undigested food
  • Halitosis

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Barium swallow

Management

Disposition

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