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definition and mechanism

Pharyngoesophageal false diverticulum
esophageal dysmotility causes herniation of mucosal tissue at Killian triangle between the thyropharyngeal and cricopharyngeal parts of the inferior pharyngeal constrictor

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presenting symptoms / epidimiology

1. dysphagia
2. obstruction
3. gurgling
4. aspiration
5. foul breath
6. neck mass
MC in elderly males

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Zenker diverticulum - location

killian triangle between the thyropharyngeal and cricopharyngeal parts of the inferioir pharyngeal constrictor

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• What is a Zenker diverticulum?

Herniation of mucosal tissue at Killian triangle, between the thyropharyngeal/cricopharyngeal parts of the inferior pharyngeal constrictor

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• Is Zenker diverticulum a true or false diverticulum?

False diverticulum (it contains only the mucosa and submucosa—a true diverticulum involves all three layers)

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• A patient presents with halitosis and decreased oral intake due to discomfort on swallowing. What is the most likely diagnosis?

Zenker diverticulum

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• In what age and gender group is Zenker diverticulum most common?

Elderly men

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