Resection of Mid and Distal Esophageal Diverticulum
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Mid and distal diverticula of the esophagus are very rare entities with a prevalence of approximately 0.015% . Traditionally, patients with symptomatic mid and distal esophageal diverticula have been treated surgically via laparotomy or thoracotomy including resection of the diverticulum, myotomy, and anti-reflux procedure. The amount of myotomy and the need of additional anti-reflux procedure are continuously discussed in this topic .
KeywordsLower Esophageal Sphincter Distal Esophagus Esophageal Body Thoracoscopic Approach Diffuse Esophageal Spasm