Pharyngeal Pouch (Zenker’s diverticulum) – a review

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Abstract

Pharyngeal pouches affect 2/100 000 of the population, usually occurring in the sixth and seventh decade. Typical symptoms include dysphagia, regurgitation, chronic cough, aspiration and weight loss. Despite several theories the aetiology remains unclear. The gold standard investigation is barium swallow. Treatment is surgical via either an open or endoscopic approach with endoscopic stapling being the most frequently employed procedure in the UK.

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