Zenker's diverticulum


: an abnormal pouch in the upper part of the esophagus in which food may become trapped causing bad breath, irritation, difficulty in swallowing, and regurgitation

called also pharyngoesophageal diverticulum

compare pulsion diverticulum

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“Zenker's diverticulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Zenker%27s%20diverticulum. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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