A number of factors may predispose to the development of a Zenker’s diverticulum.


Location: at the junction of the pharynx and esophagus, on the posterior wall at the pharyngeal dimple


Risk factors for a Zenker’s diverticulum:

(1) congenital muscle defect

(2) advanced age

(3) glass blower

(4) trumpet player

(5) weight lifting

(6) following anterior cervical fusion


Theoretically trauma could be a cause.


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