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Pulsion Diverticula of the Hypopharynx

Pulsion Diverticula of the Hypopharynx Abstract INTRODUCTION During the past 10 years, numerous references to pulsion diverticula of the hypopharynx have appeared in the current literature. Further discussion of the subject at length would seem superfluous except for the fact that the surgical repair of these lesions has been assumed to be the prerogative of the general surgeon. It is my contention that such diverticula present no unusual difficulty to the otolaryngologist who is conversant with neck surgery, and should be considered a part of his repertoire in the same sense that branchial and thyroglossal cysts have for years been so considered. The otolaryngologist adept in the performance of laryngofissure and, particularly, laryngectomy will find removal of pulsion diverticula a clear-cut, logical bit of anatomical dissection in a field which he already knows intimately. NOMENCLATURE King1 classifies esophageal diverticula into three distinct and unrelated types: Supra-diaphragmatic lesions are rare and are generally considered to References 1. King, B. T.: New Concepts of the Etiology and Treatment of Diverticula of the Esophagus , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 85:93-97 ( (July) ) 1947. 2. Perzik, S. L.: Pharyngeal Pulsion Diverticulum , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 62:699-711 ( (Sept.) ) 1953. 3. Negus, V. E.: Pharyngeal Diverticula , Brit. J. Surg. 38:129-146 ( (Oct.) ) 1950. 4. Jesberg, N.: Bilobed Pulsion Diverticulum of the Hypopharynx , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 63:39-50 ( (March) ) 1954. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Pulsion Diverticula of the Hypopharynx

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1955 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6894
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10.1001/archotol.1955.03830030032005
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Abstract

Abstract INTRODUCTION During the past 10 years, numerous references to pulsion diverticula of the hypopharynx have appeared in the current literature. Further discussion of the subject at length would seem superfluous except for the fact that the surgical repair of these lesions has been assumed to be the prerogative of the general surgeon. It is my contention that such diverticula present no unusual difficulty to the otolaryngologist who is conversant with neck surgery, and should be considered a part of his repertoire in the same sense that branchial and thyroglossal cysts have for years been so considered. The otolaryngologist adept in the performance of laryngofissure and, particularly, laryngectomy will find removal of pulsion diverticula a clear-cut, logical bit of anatomical dissection in a field which he already knows intimately. NOMENCLATURE King1 classifies esophageal diverticula into three distinct and unrelated types: Supra-diaphragmatic lesions are rare and are generally considered to References 1. King, B. T.: New Concepts of the Etiology and Treatment of Diverticula of the Esophagus , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 85:93-97 ( (July) ) 1947. 2. Perzik, S. L.: Pharyngeal Pulsion Diverticulum , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 62:699-711 ( (Sept.) ) 1953. 3. Negus, V. E.: Pharyngeal Diverticula , Brit. J. Surg. 38:129-146 ( (Oct.) ) 1950. 4. Jesberg, N.: Bilobed Pulsion Diverticulum of the Hypopharynx , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 63:39-50 ( (March) ) 1954.

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1955

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