Current status of minimally invasive endoscopic management for Zenker diverticulum.

@article{Aiolfi2015CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of minimally invasive endoscopic management for Zenker diverticulum.},
  author={Alberto Aiolfi and Federica Scolari and Greta I. Saino and Luigi Bonavina},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={87-93}
}
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 during the last three decades and new technologies have been investigated to make the transoral operation safe and effective. The internal… CONTINUE READING