Intraluminale Therapie des Zenker-Divertikels

@article{Mulder1999IntraluminaleTD,
  title={Intraluminale Therapie des Zenker-Divertikels},
  author={Ch. J. J. Mulder and S. J. van den Hazel},
  journal={Der Chirurg},
  year={1999},
  volume={70},
  pages={757-760}
}
Summary. A Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) is a posterior diverticulum with its neck proximal to the cricopharyngeal muscle. Patients typically present after the age of 60 with symptoms ranging from weeks to years. The classical treatment in the past was surgical, which is still the case in the US. They treat them in general with open myotomy and diverticulectomy. Since the 1950 s ENT physicians treat them with rigid endoscopes and cut the bridge between the ZD and the esophagus. This method is… CONTINUE READING

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