Esophageal diverticulum

Is a pouch that protrudes outward in a weak portion of the esophageal lining. This pocket-like structure can appear anywhere in the esophageal lining between the throat and stomach.

Symptoms:

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing, characterized by a feeling of food caught in the throat)
  • Pulmonary aspiration (the entry of secretions or foreign material into the trachea and lungs)
  • Aspiration pneumonia (a lung infection caused by pulmonary aspiration)
  • Regurgitation of swallowed food and saliva
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Cough
  • Neck pain
  • Weight loss
  • Bad breath (halitosis)

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