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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 is the treatment for pharynx cancer?

What is the treatment for pharynx cancer?

Surgery,XRad,Chemo.: The three consistent modalities of treatment for these tumors are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These can be given alone or in combination. Surgery and chemotherapy, like Cisplatin or 5-fluorouracil or surgery and radiation are given for locally advanced disease, while local disease gets surgery and radiation. Advanced/metastatic disease is treated by palliative chemo. Like paclitaxel. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

Skin Burn: Silvadene cream, known generically as silver sulfadiazine, is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat some infections. Silvadene creates a seal that acts as a barrier to infection. The cream is mainly used to treat burns, especially second- and third-degree burns. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for rosacea?

What are the best treatments for rosacea?

Rosacea treatment: There are topical creams that are effective. The next step would be light based technology. If this is not effective, a combination of light/topical agents (PDT) may be helpful. Best to see a dermatologist / plastic surgeon in your area that can advise you. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for leukemia?

What are the best treatments for leukemia?

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