pharyngoesophageal diverticulum

pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
pharyngoesophageal diverticulum n ZENKER'S DIVERTICULUM

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a diverticulum at the junction of the pharynx and esophagus, at the point of the Killian dehiscence; called also Zenker d.

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