Zenker's diverticulum

noun

Medical Definition of 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 24 Jan. 2021.

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