Laparoscopic Transhiatal Treatment of Large Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum

  title={Laparoscopic Transhiatal Treatment of Large Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum},
  author={Gianfranco Silecchia and Giovanni Casella and Carlo Luigi Recchia and Ermanno Bianchi and Nazzareno Lomartire},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
BACKGROUND Epiphrenic diverticulum is an uncommon disorder of the distal third of the esophagus. We report the case of a 73-year-old woman with a large symptomatic esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum, diffuse nonspecific esophageal dysmotility, and a hiatal hernia. METHODS Surgery was indicated by the patient's symptoms, the size of the diverticulum (maximum diameter 10 cm), and the associated esophageal motor disorder. Preoperative study included barium swallow, upper gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING