Zenker's diverticulum

Amerasekera, Steve
January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p47
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the medical case of a 78-year old man who had a 6-month history of dysphagia, regurgitation of food and weight loss. Physicians undertook nasal endoscopy and plain chest radiography and found that Zenker's diverticula occurred at the level of C5/6. It was found that the aetiology involved dysfunction of the cricopharyngeus muscle, resulting in increase pressure in the pharynx.


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