Diverticula of the esophagus

Stephen D. Cassivi, Claude Deschamps, Francis C. Nichols, Mark S. Allen, Peter C. Pairolero

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Esophageal diverticula can cause disabling symptoms. The authors describe here our preferred surgical approach for Zenker's and epiphrenic diverticula. For most patients, excision of the diverticulum and addition of a myotomy will result in a favorable functional outcome and a low recurrence rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-503
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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    Cassivi, S. D., Deschamps, C., Nichols, F. C., Allen, M. S., & Pairolero, P. C. (2005). Diverticula of the esophagus. Surgical Clinics of North America, 85(3), 495-503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2005.01.016