Zenker diverticulum: A potential pitfall in thyroid ultrasound evaluation: A case report and systematic review of literature

Gaetano Achille, Marco Castellana, Sabino Russo, Massimo Montepara, Vito Angelo Giagulli, Vincenzo Triggiani

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Zenker Diverticulum (ZD) can sometimes be misinterpreted as a thyroid nodule both at clinical evaluation and at Ultrasound (US). Case Presentation: We reported the case of a 46-years-old woman complaining of a lump in the anterior left aspect of the neck. Following clinical examination and US evaluation, a thyroid nodule was initially diagnosed and the patient was referred to our institution to be submitted to a fine-needle aspiration cytology. Management and Outcome: A ZD was suspected by US and diagnosed by gastrografin esophagram, thus an endoscopic diverticulotomy was requested. Conclusion: A correct US evaluation can be crucial for the appropriate management of a neck mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalEndocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders - Drug Targets
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum
  • Systematic review
  • Thyroid nodule
  • Ultrasound
  • Zenker diverticulum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy

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