What is the prevalence of Zenker diverticulum in the US?

Updated: Jan 23, 2018
  • Author: Joel A Ernster, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The prevalence of Zenker diverticulum in the United States ranges from 0.01-0.11% of the population. [14] It is more common in males and in the elderly, with a peak incidence in the seventh to ninth decades.


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