Yonsei Med J.  2002 Apr;43(2):271-273. 10.3349/ymj.2002.43.2.271.

Incidentally Found Pharyngoesophageal Diverticulum on Ultrasonography

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ekkim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of General Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The pharyngoesophageal diverticulum in the lower part of the neck can be detected using neck ultrasonography. We present a case of pharyngoesophageal diverticulum mimicking a thyroid nodule, which was found incidentally by ultrasonography, and discuss its peculiar findings, which might be useful to diagnose pharyngoesophageal diverticulum and to prevent invasive procedures such as needle aspiration biopsy.

Keyword

Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum; ultrasonography; thyroid nodule

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Aged
Barium/diagnostic use
Case Report
Diagnosis, Differential
Esophagus/radiography
Human
Male
Thyroid Nodule/diagnosis/ultrasonography
Zenker Diverticulum/diagnosis/*ultrasonography
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