Greater-curvature POEM with diverticuloseptotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a patient with a large epiphrenic diverticulum

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We present a 93-year-old man with classic symptoms and manometric findings consistent with type III achalasia with an associated large epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. He underwent an anterior POEM at an outside institution. He presented to …

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Management of a windsock diverticulum by the use of novel submucosal dissection scissors

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. A 41-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of nausea, post-prandial pain, dysphagia to solid food, and intermittent regurgitation. During her evaluation, she was found to have a 4-cm long outpouching suggestive of an epiphrenic diverticulum as …

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Per-oral endoscopic myotomy with endoscopic septum division

Post written by Zaheer Nabi, MD, DNB, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. In this video case, we describe per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in a case of achalasia with large diverticulum at the lower end of esophagus. POEM was performed in the standard fashion. In addition, the septum between diverticulum and submucosal …

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