Oesophageal Diverticulum


An oesophageal diverticulum is a pouch that protrudes outward in a weak portion of the oesophageal lining. This pocket-like structure can appear anywhere in the oesophageal lining between the throat and stomach.

Oesophageal diverticula (pleural of diverticulum) are classified by their location within the esophagus:
Zenker’s diverticula (pharyngoesophageal) is the most common type of diverticula of the oesophagus. Zenker’s diverticula are usually located in the back of the throat, just above the esophagus
Midthoracic diverticula, in the mid-chest
Epiphrenic diverticula, above the diaphragm Source: Wikipedia

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