Talk:Zenker's diverticulum

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Above or below cricopharyngeus[edit]

The introduction states that the diverticulum occurs above the cricopharyngeus, but "Mechanisms and manifestations" states that it occurs in Killian's dehiscence (which is below cricopharyngeus). Both areas are zones of sparse muscle fibers in the pharynx. Can Zenker's diverticula occur at both areas, or is it a specific out pocketing at a specific zone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:23, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Right in Image not Clear[edit]

The rights in the image are not clear. Apparently, only the copyright in the image was granted, however, it appears that the patient depicted in the image was never asked for permission, which might violate his or her privacy and/or personality rights. ==Tom

This image appears to show an oesophageal diverticulum, rather than a pharyngeal pouch. ≈≈≈≈Eric — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:05, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Merge of Phyrangeal pouch[edit]

Pharyngeal pouch has been changed so it redirects here, but none of old article [1] has been merged. There is an explanation in the history of this article: "nothing to merge there - the other article was very poor".

At the very least there should now be a note: "also known as pharyngeal pouch". Other things that have been lost include: the hat note about "Pharyngeal pouch (embryology)", a tendency to progress to the left-hand side, male sex as a risk factor, ease of swallowing the first mouthful of food, increased coughing at night, recurrent chest infection as a symptom, delay in normal feeding after surgery, use of a linear cutting staple gun to divide the septum, the section on Complications, Randy Sandke as a notable example, the two references, and a different navbox. The infobox in the old article had different classification numbers for ICD-10, ICD-9 and DiseasesDB.

I also note that in ICD-10 the name for Q38.7 is "Pharyngeal pouch", so perhaps the articles should have been merged under that name. JonH (talk) 20:19, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Some info from this article might be good to integrate: -- SpareSimian (talk) 20:57, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Needs editing![edit]

Some information has been added under "diagnosis" and "treatment" that may be accurate and instructive but was very poorly edited -- even sentences without capitals at the beginning and some html code (citation of reference?) that was not done correctly. I don't know enough about either the medical side or the html side to fix it.Lisapaloma (talk) 00:42, 29 August 2013 (UTC)