Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2002 Jul;25(1):25-29.

Endoscopic Treatment of a Giant Mid-Esophageal Diverticulum

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drbakyt@korea.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Most patients with esophageal diverticula are asymptomatic and treatment should be reserved only for the symptomatic patients. The mainstay of treatment is surgery. Recently, in cases of Zenker's diverticula, endoscopic diverticulotomy has become increasingly popular. In lower esophageal diverticula, minimally invasive surgery (i.e. laparoscopic approach) has been successful. However, treatment with flexible endoscope has not been reported yet in mid- esophageal diverticulum. We present a case with a giant symptomatic mid-esophageal diverticulum, which was successfully treated by clip and cut technique through a flexible endoscope without general anesthesia.

Keyword

Esophageal diverticulum; Endoscopic treatment

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, General
Diverticulum*
Diverticulum, Esophageal
Endoscopes
Humans
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Zenker Diverticulum
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