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  • 2011-02-15

Laparoscopic diverticulectomy and esophageal myotomy for epiphrenic diverticulum

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2011;11(02). URL:
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Diverticula of the distal esophagus, epiphrenic diverticula, are relatively rare. They have a tendency to enlarge and are frequently associated with neuromuscular dysfunction of the esophagus. In this video, we show the case of an 84-year-old lady referred to our surgical unit with symptoms of recurrent respiratory infection —including pneumonia—, severe regurgitation, food retention and chest pain.