Tracheal diverticulum: a rare cause of dysphagia

Han, Serdar; Dikmen, Erkan; Aydin, Sezai; Yapakci, Osman
October 2008
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Oct2008, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p916
Academic Journal
Abstract: Tracheal diverticulum is a rarely encountered entity which is frequently an incidental finding in the postmortem examination, reported in 1% of patients in an autopsy series. Most cases are asymptomatic, but when symptoms are present they usually have airway symptoms with cough or recurrent respiratory infection. We herein report a case of a tracheal diverticulum, which had cervical dysphagia and sensation of friction.


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