pharyngoesophageal 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formol-Zenker fixative - Zenker fixative in which glacial acetic acid has been replaced by formalin.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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Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum is a disease entity that predominantly affects the elderly population and present with numerous symptoms including dysphagia, regurgitation, and obstruction, which can ultimately lead to significant morbidity.
The various subtypes of pharyngoesophageal diverticulum are easily distinguishable with radiographic studies [2].
Fistula closure was confirmed with barium swallow, leaving the patient with the iatrogenic pharyngoesophageal diverticulum. He subsequently underwent C[O.sub.2] laser endoscopic diverticulotomy with good results.
Lateral pharyngoesophageal diverticulum simulating thyroid adenoma on sonography.