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Causes of Zenker's diverticulum

List of causes of Zenker's diverticulum

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Zenker's diverticulum) that could possibly cause Zenker's diverticulum includes:

  • Zenker diverticula occur in a muscular dehiscence that is present most commonly between the oblique muscle fibers of the inferior constrictor muscle and the transverse fibers of the cricopharyngeus (CP) muscle. This area is known as the Killian triangle

Zenker's diverticulum: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Zenker's diverticulum, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Zenker's diverticulum:

Zenker's diverticulum: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Zenker's diverticulum: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Zenker's diverticulum:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Zenker's diverticulum may be found in:


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