Surgical resection of voluminous epiphrenic diverticula
A 52-year-old male and 55-year-old female underwent surgical resection of a voluminous symptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum via a right thoracotomy. A formal myotomy of the distal esophagus was not performed. The first patient had an uncomplicated recovery whilst the other patient still suffers from an esophageal-cutaneous fistula and repetitive abscesses, treated by intravenous antibiotics and percutaneous drainage. The authors discuss the indication for resection, surgical techniques and complications.
|Keywords||Complications, Epiphrenic diverticulum, surgery, technique, thoracotomy, upper gastro-intestinal tract|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2019.1693153, hdl.handle.net/1765/121804|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Belgica|
Maertens, V. (Vicky), Lagarde, S.M, & Wijnhoven, B.P.L. (2019). Surgical resection of voluminous epiphrenic diverticula. Acta Chirurgica Belgica. doi:10.1080/00015458.2019.1693153