esophageal diverticulum


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esophageal diverticulum

[ə¦säf·ə¦jē·əl ‚dī·vər′tik·yə·ləm]
(medicine)
An outpocketing of the wall of the esophagus, or of the pharynx just above the opening to the esophagus.
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The finding of an air-fluid level can be used to differentiate an esophageal diverticulum from an apical lung hernia.
Killian-Jamieson diverticulum: The rare cervical esophageal diverticulum. Med J Malaysia 2011;66:73-74.
[A case of congenital esophago-bronchial fistula communicated between esophageal diverticulum and left main bronchus in the adult--a review of 47 cases in the Japanese literature].
A Killian-Jamieson (K-J) diverticulum is also known as a "proximal lateral cervical esophageal diverticulum." It arises from the K-J space, a muscular dehiscence inferior to the cricopharyngeal muscle and lateral to the longitudinal muscle of the esophagus.
Esophageal diverticulum is the second most common esophageal disorder in bovine after oesophageal obstruction.