World journal of Minimal Access Surgery Volume No 5

Case Report Open Access

Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum Diagnosis Treatment

Ketan Vagholkar and Rahul Kumar Chavan
World journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2015, 4:2

Abstract

Introduction

Epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum is a rare entity of the esophagus. The symptoms closely mimic those of cardiac disease. Endoscopy, barium study and mannometric evaluation are necessary for a complete diagnosis.

Case Report

A case of an epiphrenic diverticulum diagnosed and treated conservatively is presented. The symptoms, diagnostic work up and therapeutic options are discussed.

Conclusions

All patients diagnosed as having an epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum should undergo a trial of conservative treatment. If the response is poor then laparoscopic intervention is the treatment of choice for treating this lesion.

Key Words

Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum, Diagnosis, Treatment




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