Zenker's diverticulum

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Zenker's diverticulum

[tseng′kerz]
Etymology: Friedrich A. Zenker, German pathologist, 1825-1898; L, diverticulare, to turn aside
a circumscribed herniation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx as it joins the esophagus, just proximal to the cricopharyngeus muscle. It is the most common type of diverticulum of the esophagus. Food may become trapped in the diverticulum and can be aspirated. Diagnosis is confirmed by x-ray studies. In most cases the herniation is small, causes no dysfunction, is not diagnosed, and requires no treatment.

diverticulum

(di?ver-tik'u-lum) plural.diverticula [L. devertere, to turn aside]
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DIVERTICULA OF THE COLON
An outpouching of the walls of a canal or organ. See: illustration

diverticulum of the colon

An outpocketing of the colon. These may be asymptomatic until they become inflamed.

diverticulum of the duodenum

A diverticulum commonly located near the entrance of the common bile or pancreatic duct.

false diverticulum

A diverticulum without a muscular coat in the wall or pouch. This type of diverticulum is acquired.

gastric diverticulum

A pulsion-type diverticulum usually on the lesser curvature of the esophagogastric junction.

diverticulum of the jejunum

A diverticulum usually marked by severe pain in the upper abdomen, followed occasionally by a massive hemorrhage from the intestine.

Meckel's diverticulum

See: Meckel's diverticulum

diverticulum of the stomach

A diverticulum of the stomach wall.

true diverticulum

A diverticulum involving all the coats of muscle in the pouch wall. It is usually congenital.

Zenker's diverticulum

See: Zenker's diverticulum
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Harmonic scalpel in the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum.
So on basis of location of lesion and pouch-like appearance clearly it was diagnosed as Zenker's Diverticula.
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Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) is a pulsin type diverticulum of the hypopharynx caused by the elevation of pressure within the esophagus and herniation of the esophageal mucosa and submucosa.
1) VCE is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction, strictures or fissures, as well as in patients with Zenker's diverticulae, swallowing disorders, and pregnancy.
The effects of 10% formalin saline, Carnoy's fluid, Zenker's fluid, Helly's fluid and Bouin's fluid on the staining ability of the dye extracted from Morinda lucida on tissue sections were studied.
Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticula is safe and effective, requiring a short operating time and length of hospital stay, according to a small prospective study.
11) The study excluded patients with a history of dysphagia, known Zenker's diverticulum, known or suspected intestinal obstruction, cardiac pacemaker or other implanted electromagnetic device, pregnancy, expectation of undergoing magnetic resonance imaging within 7 days, or a history of abdominal surgery other than uncomplicated appendectomy or cholecystectomy within the prior 6 months.
Individuals with dysphagia, Zenker's diverticulum, suspected intestinal obstruction, major abdominal surgery within the last 6 months, or cardiac pacemakers did not participate--nor did pregnant or breast-feeding women.