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