Thoracic Esophageal Diverticula: A 15-Year Experience of Minimally Invasive Surgical Management.

@article{Macke2015ThoracicED,
  title={Thoracic Esophageal Diverticula: A 15-Year Experience of Minimally Invasive Surgical Management.},
  author={Ryan A. Macke and James D. Luketich and Arjun Pennathur and Valentino J Bianco and Omar Awais and W. E. Gooding and Neil A. Christie and Matthew J. Schuchert and Katie Sue Nason and Ryan Levy},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={1795-802}
}
BACKGROUND Thoracic esophageal diverticula are uncommon, and controversies exist regarding their management. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a relatively large cohort of patients with thoracic esophageal diverticula treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent minimally invasive surgical treatment for symptomatic esophageal diverticula during a 15-year period. The primary end point was 30… CONTINUE READING