Zenker's Diverticulum

About- Zenker’s diverticulum also called pharyngoesophageal diverticulum, pharyngeal pouch or hypopharyngeal diverticulum is a condition in which abnormal, pouch-like structure forms at the junction of the pharynx and the oesophagus.

Symptoms-
 Difficulty swallowing
 Regurgitating food or oral medication
 Bad breath (halitosis)
 Hoarse voice
 A persistent cough
 Aspiration
 Lump sensation in the throat
 
Causes-
 Upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
 Age-related changes

Specialist to visit
 Gastroenterologist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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