Oesophageal pouches and diverticula: A pictorial review
Keywords: Diverticulae, Pouches, Oesophagus, Barium swallow, Reflux, Dysphagia
AbstractDiverticula of the oesophagus are rare. They can occur at any level, and are often defined by their anatomical location. Three categories are recognised, namely pharyngo-oesophageal, parabronchial and epiphrenic. Although these diverticula are often asymptomatic, patients can develop significant problems with dysphagia, regurgitation and aspiration. The causation of oesophageal diverticula is controversial; however, the popular current belief is that most occur because of oesophageal dysmotility. This paper demonstrates the categories of oesophageal diverticula pictorially, including the radiological features and underlying pathology.
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Khan, N., Ismail, F., & van de Werke, I. (2012). Oesophageal pouches and diverticula: A pictorial review. South African Journal of Surgery, 50(3), 71-75. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.1299
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