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Lateral Cervical Esophageal Diverticulum
Luke N. Ledbetter, MD; Sara Strauss, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Killian-Jamieson diverticulum, proximal lateral cervical esophageal diverticulum
              • Lateral pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
            • Definitions

              • Lateral outpouching from proximal cervical esophagus

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • CT Findings

                      • MR Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      • Reporting Tips

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Chen X et al: Ultrasonographic characteristics of Killian-Jamieson diverticula. J Clin Ultrasound. 49(6):527-32, 2021
                                        2. Jeismann VB et al: Surgical treatment of Killian-Jamieson diverticulum: a case report and literature review. Clin Case Rep. 7(7):1374-7, 2019
                                        3. Bock JM et al: Clinical conundrum: Killian-Jamieson diverticulum with paraesophageal hernia. Dysphagia. 31(4):587-91, 2016
                                        4. Tao TY et al: Easier to swallow: pictorial review of structural findings of the pharynx at barium pharyngography. Radiographics. 33(7):e189-208, 2013
                                        5. Grant PD et al: Pharyngeal dysphagia: what the radiologist needs to know. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 38(1):17-32, 2009
                                        6. Pang JC et al: Killian-Jamieson diverticulum mimicking a suspicious thyroid nodule: sonographic diagnosis. J Clin Ultrasound. 37(9):528-30, 2009
                                        7. Rubesin SE et al: Killian-Jamieson diverticula: radiographic findings in 16 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):85-9, 2001
                                        8. Ekberg O et al: Lateral diverticula from the pharyngo-esophageal junction area. Radiology. 146(1):117-22, 1983
                                        9. Bachman AL et al: Lateral pharyngeal diverticula. Radiology. 91(4):774-82, 1968
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Killian-Jamieson diverticulum, proximal lateral cervical esophageal diverticulum
                                                    • Lateral pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Lateral outpouching from proximal cervical esophagus

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Chen X et al: Ultrasonographic characteristics of Killian-Jamieson diverticula. J Clin Ultrasound. 49(6):527-32, 2021
                                                                              2. Jeismann VB et al: Surgical treatment of Killian-Jamieson diverticulum: a case report and literature review. Clin Case Rep. 7(7):1374-7, 2019
                                                                              3. Bock JM et al: Clinical conundrum: Killian-Jamieson diverticulum with paraesophageal hernia. Dysphagia. 31(4):587-91, 2016
                                                                              4. Tao TY et al: Easier to swallow: pictorial review of structural findings of the pharynx at barium pharyngography. Radiographics. 33(7):e189-208, 2013
                                                                              5. Grant PD et al: Pharyngeal dysphagia: what the radiologist needs to know. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 38(1):17-32, 2009
                                                                              6. Pang JC et al: Killian-Jamieson diverticulum mimicking a suspicious thyroid nodule: sonographic diagnosis. J Clin Ultrasound. 37(9):528-30, 2009
                                                                              7. Rubesin SE et al: Killian-Jamieson diverticula: radiographic findings in 16 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):85-9, 2001
                                                                              8. Ekberg O et al: Lateral diverticula from the pharyngo-esophageal junction area. Radiology. 146(1):117-22, 1983
                                                                              9. Bachman AL et al: Lateral pharyngeal diverticula. Radiology. 91(4):774-82, 1968