ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Endoscopic surgery for Zenker's diverticulum
Ozan Bağış Özgürsoy1, Cabir Yüksel2, Murat Doğan1, Hasan Şevket Kavukçu2, Muharrem Gerçeker1
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8547
Zenker’s diverticulum likely limits oral intake and may decrease the quality of life of the patient, leading to serious medical and social problems. Thus, surgical treatment is indicated in all symptomatic patients. In this article, an up-to-date and minimal invasive endoscopic surgical technique in the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum is presented. We believe that transoral endoscopic diverticulostomy by endostapler is a safe and effective treatment of choice for selected patients with Zenker’s diverticulum.
Keywords : Cricopharyngeal; dysphagia; endoscopic surgery; esophagus; Zenker's diverticulum
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