Nicholas Scaletta

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Esophageal diverticula

I. What every physician needs to know. Esophageal diverticula occur throughout the esophagus. When found in the proximal esophagus they are referred to as Zenker’s diverticula and are the result of weakened musculature in ‘Killian’s triangle’. Located in the posterior hypopharynx, this area is particularly susceptible to increased esophageal pressures which can be seen in…

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