Zenker’s diverticulum represents a rare esophageal lesion developed especially in the elderly population due to herniation of esophageal mucosa above the cricopharyngeus muscle. The condition leads to food retention, regurgitation, aspiration, and dysphagia in affected patients. Progressive dysphagia also characterizes malignant diseases of the esophagus like squamous esophageal carcinoma that typically appears in male patients in the seventh decade of life, with a history of cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse. We report a case of a male patient who presented with dysphagia for both solids and liquids along with significant weight loss, and who was diagnosed with medium esophageal cancer associated with Zenker’s diverticulum.
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Dina, Ion; Ginghina, Octav; Toderescu, Corina D.; Bălălău, Cristian; Galateanu, Bianca; Negrei, Carolina; and Iacobescu, Claudia
"Zenker’s diverticulum and squamous esophageal cancer: a case report,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol4/iss2/15