Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology - Case Report

A pediatric case of Zenker diverticulum: imaging findings

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Departments of Radiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 207-209
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Abstract

 

Zenker diverticulum is known as an adult disease which occurs as result of outpouching of pharyngeal mucosa through a weak zone in the posterior wall of the pharynx. It is a very rare disorder in childhood, and only a few pediatric cases of Zenker diverticulum have been reported. Here, we report a 10-year-old boy with Zenker diverticulum who presented with aspiration pneumonia, dysphagia, regurgitation, and halitosis. The radiologic evaluation of the patient included chest radiography, ultrasonography, esophagography, and chest computed tomography which clearly demonstrated the pathological findings and confirmed the diagnosis.
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