Zenker diverticulum: The most common type of outpouching in the esophagus, due to increased pressure causing the mucous membrane of the esophagus to herniate through a defect in the wall of esophagus. Zenker diverticuli are usually located in the posterior hypopharyngeal wall. Small Zenker diverticuli may not cause symptoms but larger ones may collect food and obstruct the esophagus.
Named for the German physician and pathologist Friedrich Albert von Zenker (1825-1898). Also called hypopharyngeal diverticulum and pharyngoesophageal diverticulum.
While a diverticulum of the esophagus was first described in 1769 by Ludlow,  Friedrich Albert von Zenker, professor of pathology at Erlangen University in ...
Figure 1. Modified barium swallow showing a 2cm Zenker's Diverticulum (white arrows). A diverticulum is a blind sac that branches off from a cavity of ...
Zenker diverticulum (ZD) was first described in 1769 by Ludlow. ... Instant Lookup Access over 10,000 topics by title ...or, search within full reference content
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Some examples of Zenker's diverticulum on barium swallow. ... Zenker's Diverticulum & Its Treatment: Endoscopic Staple Diverticulostomy