cricopharyngeus muscle

cricopharyngeus muscle

see Table 13.1C.
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Division of the cricopharyngeus muscle appears to be a key element in successfully relieving symptoms.
A chest radiograph demonstrated a circular foreign body at the level of the cricopharyngeus muscle.
It is also the level of Killian's dehiscence, a point of anatomic weakness in the digestive tract between the inferior pharyngeal constrictor superiorly and the cricopharyngeus muscle inferiorly, where the pharyngeal wall is composed of only mucosa and serosa without intervening muscle.
Killian's triangle formed by oblique fibers of inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle laterally and cricopharyngeus muscle inferiorly.
ZD is an acquired pulsion diverticulum through Killian's dehiscence, an area of congenital weakness through the region of the cricopharyngeus muscle (upper oesophageal sphincter; UOS).
13) In a small study, percutaneous injection of botulinum toxin into the cricopharyngeus muscle resulted in improvement of swallowing in all treated patients.
Examination in the office showed some mild pooling of secretions in both piriform sinuses, and a barium swallow revealed a 60% obstructing cricopharyngeus muscle.
Frequent lodging sites are the constrictions at the levels of cricopharyngeus muscle, aorta, left main bronchus and lower esophageal sphincter.
6 The usual location of perforation from endoscopy is at the cricopharyngeus muscle but, when esophageal dilation is added to the procedure, the location is usually proximal to or at the stricture.
Oesophageal foreign bodies are most frequently located at the level of the cricopharyngeus muscle, the narrowest portion of the oesophagus [9].
Endoscopic examination showed no distal stricture or cricopharyngeus muscle.