hypopharyngeal diverticulum -->
pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
medical dictionary

Most common diverticulum of the oesophagus; arises between the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the crico-pharyngeus muscle.

Synonyms: hypopharyngeal diverticulum, Zenker's diverticulum.

American spelling: pharyngesophageal diverticulum

(05 Mar 2000)