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Zencker's Diverticulum

Zencker's diverticulum in an 86 year-old woman undergoing gastrostomy tube placement. Left: View of the pharynx showing the circular orifice of the diverticulum, to the right of which is the triangular opening of the trachea formed by the vocal cords. Right: Entry into the diverticulum revealed this smooth, blind ending of the pouch.

Zencker's diverticulum in an 80 year-old woman undergoing endoscopy for evaluation of dysphagia. The mouth of the diverticulum is open; the upper esophageal sphincter is contracted (arrow).

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