Radiological Case: Intraluminal Esophageal Diverticulum

Ahmed A. Mohammed, MD; Bernadette Diegnan, MD; Paulomi Kanzaria, MD

Disclosures

Appl Radiol. 2017;46(8):28-30. 

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Conclusion

Intraluminal esophageal diverticulum is a rare entity that was first described radiologically by Nelson in 1947. Intraluminal esophageal diverticulae are usually related to mucosal damage secondary to increased intraluminal pressure. There is a pouch of mucosal membrane that is open proximally and closed distally. Although they may be congenital, intraluminal esophageal diverticulae tend to be acquired lesions related to mucosal damage secondary to increased intraluminal pressure in the esophagus that has been narrowed by an inflammatory process.

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