Most Zenker's diverticula (ZD) cohort studies are single-institution retrospective observational studies of recurrence rates. There is a gap in the literature regarding patient-reported outcomes after ZD surgery. This study was conducted to compare if open transcervical diverticulectomy (OD) is better than endoscopic laser diverticulectomy (ELD) or...
Journal of visceral surgery
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 trea...
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
BackgroundZenker diverticulum is a rare condition commonly associated with dysphagia and respiratory symptoms/complications, which are alarming especially in the elderly population. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms/complications and the effects of minimally invasive trans-oral surgery in these patients.Met...
Gastroenterologia y hepatologia
Endoscopic treatment of Zenker diverticulum is considered feasible, effective and safe. The use of the Ligasure™ vessel sealer provides adequate and quick dissection of tissue, achieving effective haemostasis. Retrospective, descriptive study of all patients with Zenker diverticulum who were treated by endoscopic diverticulotomy using Ligasure™. Th...
Der Ösophagus gehört zu den Bereichen des Gastrointestinaltrakts, in denen sich die therapeutischen Konzepte in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten am stärksten verändert haben. Den größten Fortschritt stellt die Entwicklung der endoskopischen Resektion von Frühkarzinomen im Ösophagus dar, weil sie sehr gute Akut- und Langzeitergebnisse ermöglicht, verbun...
Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology
Flexible endoscopic treatment for Zenker diverticulum (ZD) is well established. Although recurrence of symptoms is relatively frequent, it has hardly been studied. In the present study, we analyse the long-term development of ZD patients' symptoms after successful endoscopic mucomyotomy, as well as interventional safety, sustainability of success, ...
Polish Journal of Surgery
Zenker diverticulum (ZD) is the most common type of diverticula of the esophagus. Most often refers to men with a peak incidence in the seventh and eighth decade of life. In the majority diverticula remains asymptomatic and in patients with symptomatic course of the disease symptoms are often nonspecific. Aim of the study was to present the authors...
World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy
Surgical resection has been the mainstay of treatment of pharyngoesophageal (Zenker) diverticula over the past century. Developments in minimally invasive surgery and new endoscopic devices have led to a paradigm change. The concept of dividing the septum between the esophagus and the pouch rather than resecting the pouch itself has been revisited ...
World journal of gastroenterology
Transoral stapling is safe and effective. The operation significantly improves patients' quality of life. It appears that elderly patients with large diverticula significantly benefit from the procedure and that the modified surgical technique including traction sutures can further improve the success rate.
Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Zenker diverticulum (ZD) is uncommon and is an outpouching of the mucosa through the Killian triangle. The basis of formation and symptomatology of ZD is believed to be because of the dysfunction of the cricopharyngeal muscle. Treatment is indicated when symptoms of dysphagia occur as progressive disease can lead to life-threatening aspiration. Tre...