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1/50. Pharyngeal pouch following anterior cervical fusion.

    A case of an acquired pharyngeal pouch which formed as a consequence of previous anterior cervical fusion is reported. This is a rare cause of pharyngeal pouch formation with only one such case previously reported in the English language literature. In our case adhesions had formed between the posterior pharyngeal wall and the area around the screw used to hold the Senegas plate on the anterior aspect of the fifth to seventh cervical spinal vertebrae. ( info)

2/50. The role of endoscopic stapling diverticulotomy in recurrent pharyngeal pouch.

    Endoscopic stapling diverticulotomy is an increasingly popular treatment option for pharyngeal pouch. It has been our treatment of choice for the condition for over three years. Of the over 50 cases treated using the technique, three were performed for recurrent pouches--two following previous endoscopic stapling diverticulotomy and one following previous external excision. We describe these three cases to highlight the advantages and effectiveness of the technique in recurrence cases. ( info)

3/50. Endoscopic management of lateral pharyngeal pouch.

    A patient with dysphagia including symptoms of regurgitation of food and worsening pulmonary symptoms was found to have a lateral pharyngeal pouch. The diagnosis was made by barium swallow study and confirmed by endoscopy. The characteristic barium swallow findings include retention of barium in a sac or diverticulum. endoscopy showed a pouch in the left lateral pharynx, adjacent to the vallecula. Surgical therapy consisting of endoscopic stapling of the mucosal band separating the pouch from the pharynx was performed successfully, and the patient improved dramatically. ( info)

4/50. ultrasonography of Zenker's diverticulum: special reference to differential diagnosis from thyroid nodules.

    There have been only two case reports so far in literature on ultrasonographic features of Zenker's diverticulum. We report a case of Zenker's diverticulum and discuss the ultrasonographic images in comparison with those of thyroid nodules. awareness of changeable internal echoes and not mistaking strong echogenic foci caused by air for calcification were most important for making the differential diagnosis of Zenker's diverticulum from thyroid nodules. ( info)

5/50. A technique for performing transesophageal echocardiography in patients with Zenker's diverticulum.

    A patient with a large Zenker's diverticulum and narrow, angulated passageway successfully underwent transesophageal echocardiography using a pediatric endoscope, short esophageal overtube, and a pediatric transesophageal echocardiographic probe. ( info)

6/50. Zenker's diverticulum in childhood: a new case.

    Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) is a very rare pathology in childhood and to date only few pediatric cases have been reported in literature. Herein we report on a case of ZD with cervical abscess formation and oral purulent drainage in a 6-year old girl with severe malnutrition. Diverticulectomy was performed as surgical treatment. The patient is free of symptoms after two years' follow-up. ( info)

7/50. Oesophageal perforation during stapling of a pharyngeal pouch: adverse clinical incident report.

    Endoscopic stapling is a relatively new surgical technique for the treatment of pharyngeal pouch. We present a serious complication of the technique, resulting in a large perforation of the posterior pharyngeal wall, and discuss possible causes. ( info)

8/50. Sonographic demonstration of a pharyngoesophageal diverticulum.

    We report a case of pharyngoesophageal (Zenker's) diverticulum in a 91-year-old woman. Sonography of the thyroid gland showed diffuse enlargement of the gland and a well-defined, heterogeneous hyperechoic mass that appeared to be in the posterior left lobe. The mass had a smooth hypoechoic wall with a layered appearance anteriorly. Real-time sonography performed during the patient's ingestion of water showed transient changes in the size, margins, and echogenicity of the lesion, which subsequently reverted to its original appearance. ( info)

9/50. Bilobed pharyngeal pouch: a very rare finding.

    A bilobed pharyngeal pouch is a very rare finding. One such case is reported here, and is the first to be treated successfully by endoscopic division and stapling. ( info)

10/50. Pharyngeal pouch and polymyositis: association and implications for aetiology of Zenker's diverticulum.

    A case of pharyngeal (Zenker's) pouch in a patient suffering from polymyositis is presented. Although dysphagia is a recognized manifestation of polymyositis, in this unique case it was caused by a pharyngeal pouch. The aetiology of Zenker's diverticulum is discussed in the light of this unexpected association. ( info)
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