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Esophageal Diverticula
Julia Alegría, MD; Tomás Franquet, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Esophageal saccular protrusion or outpouching
              • Pulsion diverticulum
                • Mucosa and submucosa without muscular layer (Zenker, epiphrenic)
              • Traction diverticulum
                • All esophageal wall layers
                • Fibrosis in adjacent periesophageal tissues and granulomatous inflammation

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Yam J et al: Esophageal Diverticula 2020
                                    2. Carucci LR et al: Dysphagia revisited: common and unusual causes. Radiographics. 35(1):105-22, 2015
                                    Related Anatomy
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                                    Related Differential Diagnoses
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                                    References
                                    Tables

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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Esophageal saccular protrusion or outpouching
                                                • Pulsion diverticulum
                                                  • Mucosa and submucosa without muscular layer (Zenker, epiphrenic)
                                                • Traction diverticulum
                                                  • All esophageal wall layers
                                                  • Fibrosis in adjacent periesophageal tissues and granulomatous inflammation

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Yam J et al: Esophageal Diverticula 2020
                                                                      2. Carucci LR et al: Dysphagia revisited: common and unusual causes. Radiographics. 35(1):105-22, 2015