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Esophageal diverticula are protrusions of the esophageal wall that remain in continuity with the lumen. Although they can occur anywhere along the esophagus, there are three main anatomic categories: pharyngoesophageal, midesophageal and epiphrenic.
Other acquired esophageal diverticula have been reported in the literature in pediatric patients following prolonged retained esophageal foreign body, after excision of a foregut duplication cyst, as a delayed postoperative complication following repair of esophageal atresia and in the neonatal period with iatrogenic injury following orogastric or nasogastric tube insertion .
Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Esophageal Stenosis, Webs, Diverticuli