Esophageal obstruction due to a right-sided Zenker diverticulum.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8025DDFFF62C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Esophageal obstruction due to a right-sided Zenker diverticulum.
Journal
Journal of visceral surgery
Author(s)
Mantziari S., Mariette C., Piessen G.
ISSN
1878-7886 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1878-7886
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
155
Number
3
Pages
247-249
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A Zenker's or pharyngoesophageal diverticulum may represent a rare cause of upper digestive obstruction, or more often, cervical dysphagia, regurgitations and cough. It develops most often on the posterior left side of cervical oesophagus in elderly patients, and depending on the severity of clinical symptoms may warrant surgical or endoscopic treatment. For large lesions with a difficult endoscopic access to the diverticular neck, surgery is recommended. In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient. Open surgery by right cervical approach, with diverticulopexy and cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed, with an uneventful recovery. This paper presents with preoperative and intraoperative illustrations of high educational value for this, often underdiagnosed, clinical entity.
Keywords
Aged, Esophageal Stenosis/etiology, Humans, Male, Zenker Diverticulum/complications, Zenker Diverticulum/diagnosis, Zenker Diverticulum/surgery, Diverticulopexy, Esophageal surgery, Oesophageal obstruction, Oesophagus, Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum, Zenker diverticulum
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Web of science
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03/03/2018 15:17
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22/10/2019 20:42
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