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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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Abstract

MARTINEZ, Julian D et al. Dysphagia Lusoria and Zenker's Diverticulum. rev.fac.med. [online]. 2014, vol.62, n.1, pp.131-135. ISSN 0120-0011.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/revfacmed.v62n1.43780.

An 81-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of dysphagia which she had suffered for four years. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a Zenker's diverticulum and extrinsic compression of the esophagus. A thoracic CT scan confirmed the presence of extrinsic compression caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery, which compromised the posterior esophageal wall thus confirming a diagnosis of dysphagia lusoria. An association between Zenker's diverticulum and dysphagia lusoria is so uncommon that there have been no previously published cases.

Keywords : Zencker Diverticulum; Deglutition Disorders; Case Studies.

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