Esophageal Diverticula

Document Type: Image in Cardio-Thoracic Medicine

Authors

1 Thoracic Surgeon,Department of Surgery,5Azar Hospital,Golestan University of Medical Sciences,Gorgan,Iran

2 Fellowship of Oncologic Surgery,5Azar Hospital,Golestan University of Medical Science,Gorgan,Iran.

3 Resident of General Surgery, 5Azar Hospital,Golestan University of Medical Science,Gorgan,Iran.

Abstract

Herein, we present the case of a 45-year-old woman with pulsion and midesophageal diverticula, who had complaints of dysphagia and regurgitation. Diagnosis was confirmed by endoscopy and barium swallow. The patient underwent right posterolateral thoracotomy with excision of diverticula and repair of the muscular layer along the site of diverticula. Five days following the operation, barium swallow with the passage of the contrast material through distal esophagus showed no diverticula. After five months, the patient remained asymptomatic.

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