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  • 2015-11-16

Thoracoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy

Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2015;15(11). URL:
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The indication for the surgical management of a thoracic esophageal diverticulum is fairly rare (approximately 10%). It is motivated by the symptomatology, mainly dysphagia and pain which may be induced not only by the size of the diverticulum but also by esophageal motility disorders which are observed in 50 to 100% of patients. The treatment consists in a diverticulectomy combined with an esophageal myotomy, which aims to treat motor disorders and to prevent fistula at the level of the diverticulectomy area.