Long-term results of minimally invasive surgery for symptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum.

  title={Long-term results of minimally invasive surgery for symptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum.},
  author={Riccardo Rosati and Uberto Romario Fumagalli and Ugo Elmore and Stefano de Pascale and Simonetta Massaron and Alberto Peracchia},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={201 1},
BACKGROUND the real incidence of epiphrenic diverticulum is unknown, and only 15% to 20% of cases are symptomatic. METHODS from january 1994 to May 2009, 20 patients were treated laparoscopically for this condition. RESULTS the most common operation performed was transhiatal diverticulectomy with myotomy and partial fundoplication. No case was converted to open surgery. Esophageal leak occurred in 1 patient (5%). The postoperative courses were uneventful in the remaining 19 patients. After… CONTINUE READING


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