pharyngoesophageal diverticulum

(redirected from hypopharyngeal diverticulum)

pha·ryn·go·e·soph·a·ge·al di·ver·tic·u·lum

most common diverticulum of the esophagus; a pulsion diverticulum developing between the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the cricopharyngeus muscle. May occur with dysphasia or foul-smelling breath in old people.

pha·ryn·go·e·soph·a·ge·al diverticulum

(fă-ring'gō-ĕ-sŏf-ā'jē-ăl dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
Most common diverticulum of the esophagus; arises between the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the cricopharyngeus muscle.
Synonym(s): hypopharyngeal diverticulum, Zenker diverticulum, pharyngo-oesophageal diverticulum.

Zenker,

Friedrich Albert von, German pathologist, 1825-1898.
formol-Zenker fixative - Zenker fixative in which glacial acetic acid has been replaced by formalin.
Zenker degeneration - a form of severe hyaline degeneration or necrosis in skeletal muscle, occurring in severe infections. Synonym(s): waxy degeneration; Zenker necrosis
Zenker diverticulum - common diverticulum of the esophagus, arises between the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the cricopharyngeus muscle. Synonym(s): pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
Zenker fixative - a rapid fixative.
Zenker necrosis - Synonym(s): Zenker degeneration
Zenker paralysis - paresthesia and paralysis in the area of the external popliteal nerve.
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Surgical treatment of hypopharyngeal diverticulum (Zenker's diverticulum).