Esophageal Diverticula


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 [1][2][3][4][5][6].

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Esophageal Stenosis, Webs, Diverticuli

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Last updated: November 2, 2020