Neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum mimicking esophageal atresia

Dana L. Cason, Edward M. Burton, Brian S. Carter, Peter J. Carrillo, Robyn M Hatley, David A. Rogers, Jatinder J Bhatia

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Pseudodiverticulum of the hypopharynx is an infrequent but potentially serious complication of orogastric or nasogastric tube insertion and endotracheal intubation. We report two cases of injury to the hypopharynx resulting in a pseudodiverticulum of the hypopharynx that was initially diagnosed as esophageal atresia. Both cases were managed successfully by conservative therapy. We also review the literature regarding neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1166
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


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