pulsion diverticulum

noun

pul·​sion diverticulum ˈpəl-shən- How to pronounce pulsion diverticulum (audio)
: a diverticulum pushed out from a hollow organ by pressure from within
specifically : a diverticulum of the esophagus as a result of the pressure from within resulting in herniation of the mucosa compare zenker's diverticulum

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“Pulsion diverticulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pulsion%20diverticulum. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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