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