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21 Possible Causes for Zenker's Diverticulum in Barium Swallow

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    The presence of a pharyngoesophageal (Zenker's diverticulum) on barium swallow examination is, in my opinion, presumptive evidence of upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction[hon.ch] Diagnosis Several tests are used to diagnose Zenker’s diverticulum: Barium swallow.[dignityhealth.org] How is a Zenker’s diverticulum diagnosed? A Zenker’s diverticulum is usually diagnosed radiographically with a study called a barium swallow.[texasent.com]

  • Peptic Esophagitis

    Furthermore, a barium swallow has the advantage of more accurately identifying the presence of a Zenker or epiphrenic diverticulum or paraesophageal hernia.[nature.com] It is, however, reasonable to propose that a barium swallow should be a secondary step in the investigation algorithm of these patients.[nature.com]

  • Esophageal Diverticula 

    Diagnosis [ edit ] Lateral X-ray of a Zenker's diverticulum AP X-ray of a Zenker's diverticulum A combination of the simple barium swallow and a thorough endoscopy will normally[en.wikipedia.org] Table 23-1 Presenting Symptoms in Patients with a Zenker’s Diverticulum Zenker’s diverticula may be discovered incidentally during barium swallow or upper endoscopy carried[clinicalgate.com] Modified barium swallow showing a 2cm Zenker’s Diverticulum (white arrows). A diverticulum is a blind sac that branches off from a cavity of the body.[ucdvoice.org]

  • Disorder of the Hypopharynx

    How is a Zenker’s diverticulum diagnosed? A Zenker’s diverticulum is usually diagnosed radiographically with a study called a barium swallow.[texasent.com] The Zenker’s diverticulum is readily visible on the lateral view of a barium swallow. The indentation of the tight cricopharyngeus muscle may also be noticeable.[texasent.com] This study uses radioopaque liquid, barium, which is swallowed, revealing the contour of the hypopharynx and esophagus.[texasent.com]

  • Traction Diverticulum of the Esophagus

    Table 23-1 Presenting Symptoms in Patients with a Zenker’s Diverticulum Zenker’s diverticula may be discovered incidentally during barium swallow or upper endoscopy carried[clinicalgate.com] The diagnosis is easily confirmed on barium swallow.[aibolita.com] A barium swallow confirms the diagnosis, assesses the size of the diverticulum, and rules out the possiblity of cancer.[amboss.com]

  • Psychogenic Cough

    Barium swallow (Evaluate for esophageal motility problems as well as Zenker's diverticulum ).[fauquierent.net]

  • Esophageal Varices on Barium Swallow

    Filled left cervical level sacPharyngeal Pouch(Zenker's Diverticulum):occurs in an area of anatomic weakness known as Killian's dehiscenceVarices Barium swallow examination[documents.tips] swallow Neurogenic dysphagia : Dysphagia to liquids and solids caused by injury at brainstem or cranial nerves Zenker diverticulum: Outpouching of posterior hypopharynx Presentation[smartypance.com] Irregular Wall & Dilatation:Tertiary Contraction (Pathological non-propulsive Contraction)Funnel Shape(Achalasia)Barium Swallow, Single Contrast(Oblique)Well Defined Contrast[documents.tips]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    DIAGNOSIS A barium esophagram with special attention to the oropharyngeal phase of swallowing is the best diagnostic test for Zenker's diverticulum.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Endoscopy adds very little to the evaluation of Zenker's diverticulum. Manometric testing of upper esophageal function is not clinically useful.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Both mid-esophageal (Figure 11) and epiphrenic diverticula (Figure 12) are best diagnosed by barium swallow and an associated motor disorder is usually suspected if present[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Halitosis

    diverticulum Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Undigested food regurgitated when lying down or bending over Video barium swallow or upper GI endoscopy Ingested substances[merckmanuals.com] […] history of other hypochondriacal complaints Clinical evaluation Sinus infection* Purulent nasal discharge Facial pain, headache, or both Clinical evaluation Sometimes CT Zenker[merckmanuals.com]

  • Esophageal Stenosis

    It can be considered a first-line test if there is suspicion for a very proximal esophageal lesion (cricopharyngeal bar, Zenker’s diverticulum), suspicion for achalasia, or[clinicaladvisor.com] Barium swallow should not be performed in the setting of acute esophageal bolus impaction or when there is inability to tolerate oral secretions because of the risk of aspiration[clinicaladvisor.com]

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