Laparoscopy in the treatment of a giant true epiphrenic diverticulum with migration of the gastrointestinal anastomosis staples.

@article{AbuDaff2009LaparoscopyIT,
  title={Laparoscopy in the treatment of a giant true epiphrenic diverticulum with migration of the gastrointestinal anastomosis staples.},
  author={Nasr S Abu-Daff and Saleh N. Abu-Daff and Abdulrahman Rubayaan and Azam Abu-Shaaban},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={295-8}
}
Our case is a 62-year-old diabetic man with a long-standing history of regurgitation, halitosis, recurrent chest infection, and most recently upper gastro-intestinal bleeding. He was diagnosed 10 years earlier with an epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum, and also has a family history of this condition. Barium study revealed a 10 x 10 cm epiphrenic diverticula with a 4 cm neck, the lower margin of the opening lying 6 cm from the gastro-esophageal junction. Endoscopy confirmed the x-ray findings… CONTINUE READING