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A rare case of esophageal diverticulum with classical presentation

Bekal Tharanath Deepthi
Raja-Rajeshwari Medical College, India

Citation: Deepthi BT (2019) A rare case of esophageal diverticulum with classical presentation. SciTech Immuno-Microbiology 2019. Dubai: UAE

Received: April 04, 2019         Accepted: April 05, 2019         Published: April 06, 2019


An esophageal diverticulum is a pouch that protrudes outward from the weak portion of the esophageal wall. Esophageal diverticula are rare, have an estimated incidence of 1:500,000 per year and a prevalence of 0.015–2%.
Typical symptoms  of a patient presenting with oesophageal diverticulum include… dysphagia, regurgitation (of undigested food), borborygmi in the cervical region, chronic coug, aspiration( due to overspill), halitosis, and weight loss.
In older patients presenting with dysphagia, though malignancy is considered in the differential diagnosis , rare causes of dysphagia like oesophageal motility disorders  and diverticula also have to be considered .
Here, we report a case of an 80-year-old male  patient who presented  to us with the complaints of dysphagia and regurgitation of food for 8 months.  Barium swallow and  later computed tomography (CT) scanwere done .On both these modalities, we could demonstrate  an oesophageal diverticuium , as an out-pouching from the wall of the esophagus.
Barium swallow and CECT  are non-invasive modalities of choice for diagnosing esophageal diverticulum.
Key words: Barium swallow, computed tomography, oesophageal Diverticulum, Dysphagia