Submucosal per-oral endoscopic myotomy for a large Zenker’s diverticulum

Post written by Valerio Balassone, MD, PhD, from the Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy. This is a preliminary experience with an innovative technique to treat large Zenker’s diverticulum. It demonstrates innovative tools and techniques to separate the mucosa from the septum in order to achieve a complete septum division without the concern of …

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Flexible endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticulum

Post written by Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig, MBBS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. We described a case of an elderly gentleman with cardiac comorbidities with symptomatic Zenker’s diverticulum and, in particular, a history of undergoing a Heimlich maneuver for choking. We used …

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Difficult intubation of a Zenker’s diverticulum with an acute angle

Post written by Sauid Ishaq, FRCP, from Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. We present this video case report of a 94-year-old woman referred with oropharyngeal dysphagia and previously failed intubation. Barium swallow had revealed Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) and cricopharyngeal hypertrophy (CPH). Conventional intubation was unsuccessful despite multiple attempts.  Eventually, a transparent cap was attached …

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Endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum

Lianyong Li, MD, PhD and Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, PLA 306th Hospital, Beijing, China and the Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, respectively, present this video case. A 62-year-old male with Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) underwent endoscopic diverticulectomy for dysphagia and weight …

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Flexible endoscopic treatment for ZD

Sauid Ishaq, FRCP, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Russells Hall Hospital, Birmingham City University in Birmingham, United Kingdom discusses this systematic review and meta-analysis: "Flexible endoscopic treatment for Zenker's diverticulum: a systematic review and meta-analysis." The aim of this systematic review was to pool the results of endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) in terms …

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Prognostic variables for successful septotomy of Zenker’s diverticulum

Federico Iacopini, MD, from Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Ospedale San Giuseppe, in Rome, Italy discusses this Original Article "Prognostic variables for the clinical success of flexible endoscopic septotomy of Zenker’s diverticulum." Flexible endoscopic septotomy for Zenker’s diverticulum has a large popularity due to its mini-invasiveness compared to endostapling and surgery but strong long-term clinical data …

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Flexible endoscopic Zenker’s diverticulotomy

Alan H. Tieu, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA shares this video case "Flexible endoscopic Zenker’s diverticulotomy." We demonstrate a technique of flexible endoscopic diverticulotomy for management of Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD). A 73-year-old male presents with dysphagia, regurgitation, …

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