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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 116-118
Bioline Code: js16059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 116-118

 en Lateral Pharyngeal Diverticulum presenting with Dysphagia
Berhanu, N; Philipos, K & Ayalew, T


Lateral pharyngeal diverticulum (Pharyngocele) is the protrusion of pharyngeal mucosa through the pharyngeal wall, usually through either of two weak areas in the pharyngeal wall as an acquired or congenital case. Lateral diverticula are very rare and not to be mistaken for the rather more frequent and abundantly reported cases of posterior pharyngo-esophageal diverticula (Zenker`s). Here, we present a case of this very rare condition in a young boy who presented with severe dysphagia since childhood.

Lateral, pharyngeal, diverticulum dysphagia

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