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How's a pharyngeal pouch treated?

How's a pharyngeal pouch treated?

Surgery: Pharyngeal pouch is assumed to mean a pharyngeal diverticulum, also known as a zenker's diverticulum. They are often associated with swallowing difficulties such as delayed regurgitation of undigested food particles. When medically appropriate, they are treated endoscopically by a procedure known as a diverticulotomy. Occasionally, very large symptomatic diverticuli require an open surgery. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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If you get pharyngeal pouch, how do you feel?

Something is stick: Often patients with a pharyngeal pouch feel that something is not right. Most commonly, they feel that food stick easily and they sometimes choke on their food. As the pouch gets bigger, it can collect food and then the food can periodically come back up into the mouth, long after eating. It can be a real problem at this stage and will usually require a surgical approach to remove. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

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What things predispose someone to pharyngeal pouch?

Pharyngeal pouch: A pharyngeal pouch is usually due to an error in intrauterine embryonal development. Certain cells do not go to the right place or fuse into a solid organ as they are supposed to. ...Read more

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I know pharyngeal pouch has consequences. What are they?

Trouble swallowing: Pharyngeal pouches occur most commonly in elderly patients (over 70 years) and typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing or painful swallowing, regurgitation, chronic cough, aspiration, and weight loss. It is also known as a zenker's diverticulum. The treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for pharyngeal pouch?

Pharyngeal pouch: Treatment is surgical and is now usually done endoscopically (alternative is an external cervical approach) and should include a cricopharyngeal myotomy. The pouch is excised. ...Read more

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Should I go to urgent care for a pharyngeal pouch that has food in it?

Should I go to urgent care for a pharyngeal pouch that has food in it?

No see your MD: IT is not an emergency , is unusual at the age of 33 , see your family doctor will refer you to a specialist for a definitive care ( surgery ) ...Read more

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Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Rec: Study yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngeal_flap_surgery & Google the phrase. Like all surgeries, never risk free & powerfully depends on the individual situation, pre-existing health issues plus the skill & experience of the surgeon combined with followup care. Always best to work at understanding the procedure, along with possible complications, solutions & alternatives, yourself. ...Read more

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What is texters neck?

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What is texters neck?

Texter neck: Is stiffness & pain in neck due to extended periods of neck flexion (bending forwards) while texting on phone or tablets. It can eventually lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the causes for neck pains?

What are the causes for neck pains?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck?

I have pain in my neck?

Spine Specialist: Neck pain can be due to a number of conditions, from muscle strain, to pain from the joints (facet joints), to pain from the discs, and if it radiates down the arm, can be from nerves. See a spine specialist (physiatrist, orthopaedist). ...Read more

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Is their a neck specalist?

Is their a neck specalist?

Yes: There is some overlap here between orthopedic surgery which allows for a fellowship (additional training after residency) in spine surgery and neurosurgery who also care for neck problems. Both of these specialty types are "neck specialists." chiropractors are also common specialists in neck pain- although different from traditional neck pain. Some anesthesiologists are pain specialists as well. ...Read more

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How are neck sprains treated?

How are neck sprains treated?

Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and massage can help. Physical therapy can be prescribed to work on posture, gentle exercise, traction and modalities such as heat and ultrasound. See your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is this crackling in my neck?

What is this crackling in my neck?

Arthritis: This is called crepitation. As we age many times spondylosis (arthritis) develope. ...Read more

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How come I have a pain in my neck?

Variety of causes : There may be many reasons such as simple positional causes or muscular spasm or spinal conditions. If rest, ice and otc meds or tylenol (acetaminophen) donor provide relief or if the pain becomes worse irradiated down the arm, you should see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck what could this be?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from strained muscle, mis-alignment, nerve impingement. For acute neck pain try ice and anti inflammatory. If persisting see your physician. ...Read more

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Why have i had a kink in my neck for 6 months?

Why have i had a kink in my neck for 6 months?

Change: Side of mattress you sleep on and orientation of computer monitor at work. Something you do on the regular basis is causing the problem and needs to be addressed. ...Read more