Zenker's Diverticulum Pictures

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These images were obtained from a study called a barium swallow (or esophagram). This is the only study needed to work-up a patient suspected of having a Zenker's Diverticulum.

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Front View with Barium: One can easily appreciate the Zenker's Diverticulum pouch with fluid halfway filling the pouch. The patient's chin is seen at the top.

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Side View with Barium: A side view showing the Zenker's Diverticulum.

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Front View without Barium: This is what a Zenker's Diverticulum looks like without any barium. One can see a faint outline of the pouch.

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Front View with Barium: An example of a bi-lobed Zenker's Diverticulum.

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Front View with Barium: An example of a laterally displaced Zenker's Diverticulum variant called Killian-Jamieson's Diverticulum.

Click here to see what the Zenker's Diverticulum looks from the inside.

 

 

 

 

 

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