Esophageal diverticulum is an out-pouching of the esophagus that may accumulate food and fluid resulting in regurgitation and/or aspiration. It occurs most often in older adults and is caused by uncoordinated esophageal contractions or non-relaxation of the upper or lower esophageal sphincters.
Tests & diagnosis for Epiphrenic (near the diaphragm) Diverticulum
Tests & diagnosis for Zenker’s (next to the throat) Diverticulum
Treatments for Epiphrenic (near the diaphragm) Diverticulum
Treatments for Zenker’s (next to the throat) Diverticulum
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