Pharyngo-esophageal diverticulum arising from Laimer's triangle

Citation
K. Kumoi et al., Pharyngo-esophageal diverticulum arising from Laimer's triangle, EUR ARCH OT, 258(4), 2001, pp. 184-187
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Otolaryngology
Journal title
EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
ISSN journal
0937-4477 → ACNP
Volume
258
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
184 - 187
Database
ISI
SICI code
0937-4477(200105)258:4<184:PDAFLT>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Among pharyngo-esophageal diverticula the most frequent type is Zenker's di verticulum, which originates above the cricopharyngeal muscle and below the thyropharyngeal muscle. Laimer's diverticulum, located below the cricophar yngeal muscle, is a much rarer type. We report a case of a 54-year-old woma n with a 3-year history of pharyngeal discomfort that was diagnosed as Laim er's diverticulum. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third suc h reported case.