Zenker's Diverticulum

   
A Zenker's Diverticulum is an esophageal pouch that develops in the upper esophagus which causes difficulty swallowing and regurgitation of food.  

Zenkers

 
   

Diagnosis

 
   
 

Barium Swallow

       
   
Barium Swallow    
Diverticulum - Barium Swallow  
           
 

Upper Endoscopy

       
Endoscopy  
   

Surgery

 
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy - cutting or opening of the muscle
  • Diverticulectomy - removal of the diverticulum or pouch
 
Diverticulectomy    
   
Diverticulectomy  

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