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South African Journal of Surgery

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KHAN, N; ISMAIL, F  e  VAN DE WERKE, I E A. Oesophageal pouches and diverticula: A pictorial review. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.3, pp. 71-75. ISSN 2078-5151.

Diverticula of the oesophagus are rare. They can occur at any level, and are often defined by their anatomical location. Three categories are recognised, namely pharyngo-oesophageal, parabronchial and epiphrenic. Although these diverticula are often asymptomatic, patients can develop significant problems with dysphagia, regurgitation and aspiration. The causation of oesophageal diverticula is controversial; however, the popular current belief is that most occur because of oesophageal dysmotility. This paper demonstrates the categories of oesophageal diverticula pictorially, including the radiological features and underlying pathology.

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