J Korean Radiol Soc.  2006 Nov;55(5):447-449. 10.3348/jkrs.2006.55.5.447.

Pharyngoesophageal (Killian-Jamieson) Diverticulum Mimicking Thyroid Nodule on Ultrasonography: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology The Research Institute of Radiological Science Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. ejsonrd@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Pharyngoesophageal or Killian-Jamieson diverticulum is due to herniation of the mucosa and submucosa of the pharynx through a potentially weak area of the pharyngeal wall. It originates on the anterolateral wall just below the cricopharyngeous. It can be detected incidentally during thyroid ultrasonography (US). We present here a case report of pharyngoesophageal (Killian-Jamieson) diverticulum mimicking a thyroid nodule on US. We discuss the image findings that might be useful for the differential diagnose and to prevent invasive procedures such as needle aspiration biopsy.

Keyword

Esophagus, diverticula; Ultrasound (US); Thyroid

MeSH Terms

Biopsy, Needle
Diverticulum*
Mucous Membrane
Needles
Pharynx
Thyroid Gland*
Thyroid Nodule*
Ultrasonography*
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