Long-term Outcome of Operated and Unoperated Epiphrenic Diverticula

  title={Long-term Outcome of Operated and Unoperated Epiphrenic Diverticula},
  author={Giovanni Zaninotto and Giuseppe Portale and Mario Costantini and Stefano Merigliano and Emanuela Guirroli and Christian Rizzetto and Sabrina Rampado and Ermanno Ancona},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
The natural history of esophageal epiphrenic diverticula (ED) is not entirely clear; the decision whether to operate or not is often based on the personal preference of the physician and patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term fate of operated and unoperated patients with ED. Clinical, radiological, and motility findings, and operative morbidity and long-term outcome of 41 patients with ED (January 1993 to December 2005) were analyzed. All patients were reviewed at the… CONTINUE READING


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