Neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum mimicking esophageal atresia.

  title={Neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum mimicking esophageal atresia.},
  author={D L Cason and Erin M. Burton and Brian E. Carter and Porfirio Carrillo and Robyn M. Hatley and David A Rogers and Jagdish Bhatia},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={91 12},
Pseudodiverticulum of the hypopharynx is an infrequent but potentially serious complication of orogastric or nasogastric tube insertion and endotracheal intubation. We report two cases of injury to the hypopharynx resulting in a pseudodiverticulum of the hypopharynx that was initially diagnosed as esophageal atresia. Both cases were managed successfully by conservative therapy. We also review the literature regarding neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum.