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WFUMB Video of the Month March 2019

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WFUMB Video of the Month March 2019


Christoph F Dietrich, Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

Video caption

The esophagus can be examined in the cervical region left to the thyroid. During swallowing the moving air within the esophagus can be identified.

Take Home Message

The feasibility of using swallow contrast-enhanced ultrasound (swallow-CEUS) to examine the function of the upper esophagus and to diagnose Zenker diverticulum has been shown.

Featured reference

Cui XW, Ignee A, Baum U, Dietrich CF. Feasibility and Usefulness of Using Swallow Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Diagnose Zenker’s Diverticulum: Preliminary Results. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2015; 41(4): 975-81

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