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Can a hernia in the throat be fatal if left untreated?

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In brief: Diverticulum

Zenker's diverticulum has been described as a "throat hernia".
It is a pouch off the anatomical weak point in your hypopharynx and is associated with pain, pressure, swallowing problem, aspiration, infection, and other symptoms - not likely fatality. An upper GI contrast exam can be diagnostic. Surgical repairs (myotomy, pexy or stapling) are helpful in avoiding complication.

In brief: Diverticulum

Zenker's diverticulum has been described as a "throat hernia".
It is a pouch off the anatomical weak point in your hypopharynx and is associated with pain, pressure, swallowing problem, aspiration, infection, and other symptoms - not likely fatality. An upper GI contrast exam can be diagnostic. Surgical repairs (myotomy, pexy or stapling) are helpful in avoiding complication.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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In brief: Unclear question

Its unclear what you are referring to.

In brief: Unclear question

Its unclear what you are referring to.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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