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    Traction Diverticulum

    Traction diverticula are midesophageal outpouchings of mucosa and submucosa caused by motility disorders or by traction from mediastinal processes. In this image, the diverticulum is to the right of the esophagus and gives the appearance of a double lumen.

    Image provided by David M. Martin, MD.

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