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What are the best treatments for pharyngeal pouch?

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

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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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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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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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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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

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What are the best treatments for an 80 year old woman with femoral neck fractures?

What are the best treatments for an 80 year old woman with femoral neck fractures?

Femoral neck tretmnt: If the fracture is not displaced and stable it can be treated with what is called per cutaneous screws . If the fracture is displaced and the person is very active and lives independently a total hip replacement should be considered. If the patient has limited activity level and is very low demand then a half a hip replacement or just replacing the ball and socket is best. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

Separate problems: Just because u have cervical spondylosis, it does not mean you have osteoporosis. There r separate treatments 4 each. There is no 1 treatment 4 both. C ur internist 4 eval 4 osteoporosis ; a ortho or spine specialists. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in your neck?

What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in your neck?

See below: The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Believe it or not, many people have bulging discs and do not have any symptoms. A specialist in this area could help determine if this bulging disc is in fact the cause of symptoms and if so can usually prescribe a therapy program which should help. ...Read more