zenker diverticulum

Summary

Summary: A DIVERTICULUM at the upper end of the ESOPHAGUS through the cricopharyngeal muscle at the junction of the PHARYNX and the esophagus.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The endoscopic stapler diverticulotomy for Zenker's diverticulum
    Johannes J Manni
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:68-70. 2004
  2. ncbi Current trends in management of Zenker diverticulum
    Elizabeth Veenker
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery Oncology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 11:160-5. 2003
  3. ncbi [Zenker's diverticulum treated by transoral diverticulostomy: technique and results]
    R A Lang
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität München, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 132:451-6. 2007
  4. ncbi Transoral diverticulostomy with a modified Endo-Gia stapler: results after 4 years of experience
    R A Lang
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Klinikum Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munchen, Germany
    Surg Endosc 21:532-6. 2007
  5. pmc A retrospective review of pharyngeal pouch surgery in 56 patients
    S Mirza
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 84:247-51. 2002
  6. ncbi Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser diverticulostomy versus endoscopic staple-assisted diverticulostomy to treat Zenker's diverticulum
    Veronique J O Verhaegen
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Head Neck 33:154-9. 2011
  7. pmc Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by carbon dioxide laser
    G Peretti
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili 1, Brescia, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 30:1-4. 2010
  8. ncbi Evolution of surgical treatment for pharyngeal pouch
    A Aly
    University of Adelaide Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
    Br J Surg 91:657-64. 2004
  9. ncbi Carbon dioxide laser endoscopic diverticulotomy versus open diverticulectomy for Zenker's diverticulum
    C W David Chang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Laryngoscope 114:519-27. 2004
  10. ncbi Zenker's diverticula: feasibility of a tailored approach based on diverticulum size
    Christian Rizzetto
    Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV IRCCS, Padua, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:2057-64; discussion 2064-5. 2008

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  1. ncbi The endoscopic stapler diverticulotomy for Zenker's diverticulum
    Johannes J Manni
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:68-70. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi Current trends in management of Zenker diverticulum
    Elizabeth Veenker
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery Oncology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 11:160-5. 2003
    ..Careful review of the available literature regarding its pathogenesis indicates that Zenker diverticulum likely occurs as a result of increased intrabolus pressures during swallowing secondary to cricopharyngeal ..
  3. ncbi [Zenker's diverticulum treated by transoral diverticulostomy: technique and results]
    R A Lang
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität München, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 132:451-6. 2007
    ..Experiences of this procedure in 31 patients are analysed and compared with different endoscopic and conventional surgical therapies of Zenker's diverticula, which are reported in the literature...
  4. ncbi Transoral diverticulostomy with a modified Endo-Gia stapler: results after 4 years of experience
    R A Lang
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Klinikum Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munchen, Germany
    Surg Endosc 21:532-6. 2007
    ..The key to a successful procedure is adequate exposure of the diverticulum by insertion of a pharynx spreader before the surgery...
  5. pmc A retrospective review of pharyngeal pouch surgery in 56 patients
    S Mirza
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 84:247-51. 2002
    ..External excision of pharyngeal pouches may be more appropriate in the young, the medically fit, and when malignancy is a concern...
  6. ncbi Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser diverticulostomy versus endoscopic staple-assisted diverticulostomy to treat Zenker's diverticulum
    Veronique J O Verhaegen
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Head Neck 33:154-9. 2011
    ..The 2 most frequently used endoscopic methods to treat Zenker's diverticulum are staple-assisted and CO(2) laser esophagodiverticulostomy...
  7. pmc Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by carbon dioxide laser
    G Peretti
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili 1, Brescia, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 30:1-4. 2010
    ..Based on the present series, endoscopic CO(2) laser cricopharyngeal myectomy for Zenker's diverticulum can be considered an effective and safe procedure, with reduced hospitalization time and complication rate...
  8. ncbi Evolution of surgical treatment for pharyngeal pouch
    A Aly
    University of Adelaide Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
    Br J Surg 91:657-64. 2004
    ..The development of endoscopic techniques, particularly endoscopic stapling, has led to a re-evaluation of the treatment of pharyngeal pouch. The pathophysiology and treatment of the condition is reviewed...
  9. ncbi Carbon dioxide laser endoscopic diverticulotomy versus open diverticulectomy for Zenker's diverticulum
    C W David Chang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Laryngoscope 114:519-27. 2004
    ..To compare open and CO2 laser-assisted endoscopic surgical management of Zenker's diverticulum...
  10. ncbi Zenker's diverticula: feasibility of a tailored approach based on diverticulum size
    Christian Rizzetto
    Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV IRCCS, Padua, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:2057-64; discussion 2064-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a minimally invasive (group A) versus a traditional open surgical approach (group B) in the treatment of ZD...
  11. ncbi Carbon dioxide laser endoscopic diverticulotomy for Zenker's diverticulum: results and complications in a consecutive series of 40 patients
    Victor Helmstaedter
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 71:40-4. 2009
    ..Numerous studies regarding CO2 laser endoscopic diverticulotomy for the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum exist. They show differences in complications, hospitalization time and postoperative treatment...
  12. pmc Long-term results of endosurgical and open surgical approach for Zenker diverticulum
    Luigi Bonavina
    University of Milano, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Section of General Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico, San Donato, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2586-9. 2007
    To assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive versus traditional open surgical approach in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum.
  13. ncbi Endoscopic stapler-assisted diverticuloesophagostomy for Zenker's diverticulum: patient satisfaction and subjective relief of symptoms
    Sandro J Stoeckli
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Surgery 131:158-62. 2002
    ..We assessed the results of endoscopic stapler-assisted diverticuloesophagostomy for Zenker's diverticulum, with emphasis on patient satisfaction and subjective relief of symptoms...
  14. ncbi Endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum: factors predictive of success or failure
    Ann Marie B Visosky
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 117:531-7. 2008
    ..We review our experience with endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum. We sought to analyze and determine risk factors for success or failure of endoscopic diverticulum treatment...
  15. ncbi Flexible endoscopic clip-assisted Zenker's diverticulotomy: the first case series (with videos)
    Shou Jiang Tang
    Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9151, USA
    Laryngoscope 118:1199-205. 2008
    ..We recently introduced flexible endoscopic clip-assisted diverticulotomy (ECD) in treating ZD by securing the septum prior to dissection...
  16. pmc Current management in pharyngeal pouch surgery by UK otorhinolaryngologists
    M A Siddiq
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 86:247-52. 2004
    ..Many surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of pharyngeal pouches but there is no single treatment of choice. The aim of this study was to determine current practice in pharyngeal pouch surgery by UK otolaryngologists...
  17. ncbi Correlation of radiologic findings and clinical outcome in pharyngeal pouch stapling
    Alexandros Tsikoudas
    Departments of Otolaryngology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 115:721-6. 2006
    ..We undertook to identify any correlation between radiologic findings and clinical outcome in pharyngeal pouch surgery...
  18. ncbi Flexible endoscopic and surgical management of Zenker's diverticulum
    Ivana Dzeletovic
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:449-65; quiz 466. 2012
    ..Some centers use flexible endoscopy as the initial treatment option. Due to a lack of prospective studies, the treatment choice should be tailored to the individual patient and local expertise...
  19. ncbi The endoscopic management of Zenker diverticulum: CO2 laser versus endoscopic stapling
    Frank R Miller
    Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Laryngoscope 116:1608-11. 2006
    The purpose of this project was to analyze the endoscopic management of Zenker diverticulum (ZD) using both the CO2 laser and endoscopic stapling techniques...
  20. ncbi Carcinoma arising in a pharyngeal pouch previously treated by endoscopic stapling
    Aanand Acharya
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Laryngoscope 116:1043-5. 2006
    ..A search of the English language literature suggests this is the first reported case of a carcinoma developing in a pharyngeal pouch previously treated by endoscopic stapling...
  21. ncbi Endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch
    P Sen
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 118:601-6. 2004
    ..There were no randomized controlled trials comparing this approach to any other endoscopic or open surgical techniques for pharyngeal pouch...
  22. ncbi Endoscopic management of Zenker diverticulum: the staple-assisted approach
    William J Richtsmeier
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown, New York 13326, USA
    Am J Med 115:175S-178S. 2003
    ..the newer endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy, which provides an endoscopic approach to Zenker diverticulum-associated dysphasia...
  23. ncbi Pathogenesis and methods of treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    Jos J M van Overbeek
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Martini Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:583-93. 2003
    ..The current methods of treatment by an external surgical approach, as well as the (micro)endoscopic procedures, are described...
  24. ncbi Zenker's diverticulum: a new endoscopic treatment with a soft diverticuloscope
    Sylvie Evrard
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:116-20. 2003
    ..A new endoscopic approach is described that uses a soft diverticuloscope to provide perfect exposure of the operative site and stabilizes the endoscope...
  25. ncbi Harmonic scalpel in the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    Anthony F Fama
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Laryngoscope 119:1265-9. 2009
    ..To describe the transoral treatment of Zenker's diverticulum with a harmonic scalpel and review the initial outcomes of patients treated with this technique...
  26. ncbi Surgical experience of the national institution in the treatment of Zenker's diverticula
    A Simic
    Department of Esophagogastric Surgery, The First Surgical University Clinic, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
    Acta Chir Iugosl 56:25-33. 2009
    ..To review the 8-year experience of the Department of Esophagogastric Surgery, First Surgical University Hospital in Belgrade in the surgical management of Zenker's diverticula (ZD)...
  27. ncbi Laser versus stapler: outcomes in endoscopic repair of Zenker diverticulum
    Stewart I Adam
    Section of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Laryngoscope 122:1961-6. 2012
    To analyze a single surgeon's experience with endoscopic CO(2) laser and stapler repair of Zenker diverticulum (ZD) by comparing dysphagia and regurgitation outcomes.
  28. ncbi Transoral stapling for Zenker diverticulum: effect of the traction suture-assisted technique on long-term outcomes
    Luigi Bonavina
    Department of Surgery, University of Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Piazza Edmondo Malan 2, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy
    Surg Endosc 26:2856-61. 2012
    Long-term outcomes and predictors of success after transoral stapling for Zenker diverticulum are still unclear.
  29. ncbi Evaluation of endoscopic harmonic diverticulostomy
    Chad Whited
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Laryngoscope 122:1297-300. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi Endoscopic stapling of Zenker's diverticulum: establishing national baselines for auditing clinical outcomes in the United Kingdom
    Samuel C Leong
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Link 3Z ENT, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 269:1877-84. 2012
    ..No death has been reported since 2000 in the UK. The data presented in this review represent current clinical standards reported over the past 15 years by UK departments and serve as a useful benchmark for any future audits undertaken...
  31. ncbi Evaluation of the different transcervical approaches for Zenker diverticulum
    Konstantinos Mantsopoulos
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Erlangen Nuremberg Medical School, Erlangen, Germany
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 146:725-9. 2012
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of open surgical techniques in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum.
  32. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by harmonic scalpel
    Fábio Yuji Hondo
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Department of Gastroenterology of Medical School of University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Gastrointest Endosc 74:666-71. 2011
    ..The main limitation of endoscopic treatment is the occurrence of complications. Perforation and hemorrhage are reported in as many as 23% and 10% of patients, respectively...
  33. ncbi Endoscopic repair of Zenker's diverticulum by harmonic scalpel
    James T May
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 32:553-6. 2011
    ..We describe an endoscopic approach for treating ZD using the harmonic scalpel, which can be used in certain cases where diverticulum anatomy precludes ESED...
  34. ncbi Transoral treatment of Zenker diverticulum: flexible endoscopy versus endoscopic stapling. A retrospective comparison of outcomes
    A Repici
    Gastroenterology Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Italy
    Dis Esophagus 24:235-9. 2011
    Transoral stapled diverticulo-esophagostomy (TSDE) has gained increased popularity in surgical treatment of Zenker diverticulum (ZD)...
  35. ncbi Factors predicting endoscopic exposure of Zenker's diverticulum
    Jason D Bloom
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 119:736-41. 2010
    ....
  36. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of Zenker diverticulum: results of a 7-year experience
    Azzam S Al-Kadi
    Department of Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgery, Peter Lougheed Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 211:239-43. 2010
    b>Zenker diverticulum (ZD) is a rare disease usually seen in elderly patients who present with symptoms of worsening dysphagia and regurgitation...
  37. ncbi Endoscopic flexible treatment of Zenker's diverticulum: a modification of the needle-knife technique
    A Repici
    Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milano, Italy
    Endoscopy 42:532-5. 2010
    ..The hook-knife is a new device originally developed for endoscopic submucosal dissection procedures. This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of endoscopic myotomy performed with the hook-knife...
  38. ncbi Morphometric and anthropometric analysis of Killian's triangle
    Andreas Anagiotos
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Laryngoscope 120:1082-8. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and the morphometric characteristics of Killian's triangle and to examine their relationship with the anthropometric features of the person...
  39. ncbi Endostitch-assisted endoscopic Zenker's diverticulostomy: a tried approach for difficult cases
    B D Nicholas
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dis Esophagus 23:296-9. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser Zenker's diverticulotomy revisited
    Martijn P Kos
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Free University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 118:512-8. 2009
    ..We assessed the efficacy of endoscopic Zenker's diverticulotomy with the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and Acuspot and compared it with the historical results of using a CO2 laser without Acuspot and electrocautery diverticulotomy...
  41. ncbi Endoscopically stapled diverticulostomy for Zenker's diverticulum: results of a multidisciplinary team approach
    Oshri Wasserzug
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Surg Endosc 24:637-41. 2010
    ..Among the endoscopic techniques, endoscopically stapled diverticulostomy (ESD) appears to have better efficacy and safety than the other endoscopic techniques...
  42. ncbi Endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum: stapler assisted versus Harmonic Ace
    Dawn B Sharp
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1808 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, U S A
    Laryngoscope 119:1906-12. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to compare the endoscopic stapling technique with a novel technique using the Harmonic Ace device (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Cincinnati, OH)...
  43. ncbi Endoscopic staple diverticulostomy for Zenker's diverticulum: review of literature and experience in 159 consecutive cases
    Christopher Y Chang
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:957-65. 2003
    ..We present follow-up on our experience with ESD since 1995 and compare it with the results obtained by other endoscopic or external techniques for treatment of Zenker's diverticulum...
  44. ncbi Zapping Zenker's diverticulum: gastroscopic treatment
    C J Mulder
    Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Can J Gastroenterol 13:405-7. 1999
    ..The mean number of treatment sessions was 1.8. This approach seems safe and effective. Treatment of every patient was possible and was carried out, even in patients in very poor condition, without general anesthesia...
  45. ncbi Management of pharyngoesophageal (Zenker's) diverticulum: which technique?
    Christian A Gutschow
    Unit of Upper G I Surgery, Louvain Medical School, Brussels, Belgium
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1677-82; discussion 1682-3. 2002
    ..The clinical relevance of cricomyotomy, although supported by experimental data, remains controversial...
  46. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum using CO2 laser
    Y Krespi
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127:309-14. 2002
    ..The objective of the present study was to review the technique of endoscopic laser-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy (ELAED) for the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum...
  47. ncbi Zenker diverticulum
    Eitan Prisman
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, 4th Floor 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9, Canada Electronic address
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 46:1101-11. 2013
    This article introduces the pathogenesis and relevant anatomy of Zenker diverticulum. The clinical symptoms and relevant investigation are presented along with the various therapeutic interventions including open and endoscopic ..
  48. ncbi [Zenker's diverticulum: diverticulopexy versus diverticulectomy]
    J Leporrier
    , , 14033 Caen, France
    Ann Chir 126:42-5. 2001
    ..Diverticulectomy is proposed in the case of a diverticulum larger than 6 cm and for young patients to prevent the risk of malignant transformation...
  49. ncbi Endoscopic stapling technique for the treatment of Zenker diverticulum vs standard open-neck technique: a direct comparison and charge analysis
    Shane R Smith
    Department of Otolaryngology, Mt Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1189, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128:141-4. 2002
    Presently, the 2 most widely used methods for the treatment of Zenker diverticulum are endoscopic stapling of the common party wall between the diverticulum sac and the esophagus and the standard open-neck technique involving ..
  50. ncbi Tailored approach to Zenker's diverticula
    G Zaninotto
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Chirurgica 4, University of Padova School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Surg Endosc 17:129-33. 2003
    ..Zenker's diverticula (ZD) can be treated by diverticulostomy or open surgery (upper esophageal sphincter myotomy and diverticulectomy or diverticulopexy). The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of the two alternative treatments...
  51. ncbi Microlaryngoscopic repair of iatrogenic pharyngeal pouch perforations: treatment of choice?
    Vinidh Paleri
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, UK
    Head Neck 29:189-92. 2007
    ..Iatrogenic perforation, created during stapling, is a rare but serious complication with significant morbidity and mortality. The conventional management in these instances is to convert it to an external procedure and excise the pouch...
  52. ncbi Familial Zenker's diverticulum
    Tuomas Klockars
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kymenlaakso Central Hospital, Kotka, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 128:1034-6. 2008
    ..The mode of inheritance in the rare possible familial cases seems to be autosomal dominant; recessive inheritance is non-existent or extremely rare...
  53. ncbi Biochemical markers of upper esophageal sphincter compliance in patients with Zenker's diverticulum
    M Venturi
    Department of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, I R C C S, Italy
    J Surg Res 70:46-8. 1997
    ..This finding supports the extension of the myotomy to the muscularis propria of the esophagus below the CPM. The alterated Ides to Des ratio suggests a primary disease of CPM as a cause of Zenker's diverticulum...
  54. pmc Flexible endoscopic management of Zenker diverticulum: the Mayo Clinic experience
    David J Case
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:719-22. 2010
    To describe the outcome of patients undergoing flexible endoscopic therapy for symptomatic Zenker diverticulum.
  55. ncbi A pediatric case of Zenker diverticulum: imaging findings
    Süreyya Burcu Görkem
    Department of Radiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    Diagn Interv Radiol 15:207-9. 2009
    b>Zenker diverticulum is known as an adult disease which occurs as result of outpouching of pharyngeal mucosa through a weak zone in the posterior wall of the pharynx...
  56. ncbi Oesophageal diverticula
    Mario Costantini
    Clinica Chirugica IV, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, 2, Via Giustiniani, Padua, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 18:3-17. 2004
    ..On the other hand, laparoscopic treatment of epiphrenic diverticula has recently been introduced with encouraging results. However, because the disease is rare, more experience is required in order to allow definitive conclusions...
  57. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum with an oblique-end hood attached to the endoscope
    P Sakai
    , , Brazil
    Gastrointest Endosc 54:760-3. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: With the use of the oblique-end hood attached to the tip of the endoscope, incision of Zenker's diverticulum is simplified and can be performed as a single-session procedure...
  58. ncbi Zenker's diverticula: pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and flexible endoscopic management
    L E V V C Ferreira
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Dis Esophagus 21:1-8. 2008
    ..In this article we describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and review the techniques and outcome following flexible endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum...
  59. ncbi Treatment of Zenker's diverticulum through a flexible endoscope with a transparent oblique-end hood attached to the tip and a monopolar forceps
    P Christiaens
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Imeldaziekenhuis Bonheiden, Belgium
    Endoscopy 39:137-40. 2007
    ..In our single-center study we report the safety and feasibility of endoscopic myotomy through a flexible endoscope, performed at a secondary referral centre...
  60. ncbi Endotherapy of Zenker's diverticulum using the needle-knife technique: long-term follow-up
    A Vogelsang
    Medizinische Klinik, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Germany
    Endoscopy 39:131-6. 2007
    ..After poor results in four patients treated by argon plasma coagulation, we studied the efficacy and the long-term outcome of dissection using a needle-knife in a consecutive series of patients...
  61. ncbi Argon plasma coagulation for flexible endoscopic Zenker's diverticulotomy
    T Rabenstein
    Department of Medicine II, Dr Horst Schmidt Kliniken Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
    Endoscopy 39:141-5. 2007
    ..This retrospective study reports the mid-term results of argon plasma coagulation (APC) for flexible endoscopic therapy of Zenker's diverticulum...
  62. ncbi Flexible endoscopic Zenker's diverticulotomy: cap-assisted technique vs. diverticuloscope-assisted technique
    G Costamagna
    Digestive Surgical Endoscopy Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Endoscopy 39:146-52. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the technical results and efficacy of two flexible endoscopic diverticulotomy techniques...
  63. ncbi Evolution of endoscopic surgical therapy for Zenker's diverticulum
    Alexander T Hillel
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0910, USA
    Laryngoscope 119:39-44. 2009
    ..Lastly, this manuscript will analyze the delay in widespread application of endoscopic surgical repair of Zenker's diverticulum...
  64. ncbi [Persistent pharyngeocutaneous fistula after transcervical resection of a diverticulum of the hypopharynx]
    K Wiedemann
    Klinik fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munchen, Deutschland
    HNO 57:1275-9. 2009
    ..The pharynx was closed with a running suture using the Conley technique. The fistula healed, and there were no further recurrences...
  65. pmc Pharyngeal pouch (Zenker's diverticulum)
    M A Siddiq
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ, UK
    Postgrad Med J 77:506-11. 2001
    ..The small risk of developing carcinoma within a pouch that is not excised remains a contentious issue and is an argument for long term follow up or treating the condition by external excision, particularly in younger patients...
  66. ncbi [Extraesophageal reflux in patients suffering from Zenker's diverticulum]
    C Morales-Divo
    Klinik für Hals Nasen Ohrenheilkunde, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany
    HNO 55:546-50. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi Radiographic findings and complications after surgical or endoscopic repair of Zenker's diverticulum in 16 patients
    B D Sydow
    Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 177:1067-71. 2001
    ....
  68. ncbi Images in clinical medicine. Zenker's diverticulum
    S Alam Hannan
    St Bartholomew s Hospital, London EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 354:e24. 2006
  69. ncbi Preliminary experience by a thoracic service with endoscopic transoral stapling of cervical (Zenker's) diverticulum
    Christopher R Morse
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1091-4. 2007
    ..0 after OS. The time to oral intake was 1.38 days in the ES group and 1.29 days in the OS group (p = 0.80). We conclude that ES is feasible and can be performed with shorter operative times and comparable short-term results to OS...
  70. ncbi Outcome and quality of life after open surgery versus endoscopic stapler-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy for Zenker's diverticulum
    D Wirth
    Department of Surgery, St Claraspital, Basel, Switzerland
    Dis Esophagus 19:294-8. 2006
    ..Both groups had an excellent Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index, comparable to that of a healthy standard population...
  71. ncbi [Zenker's diverticulum: technique and results of endoscopic treatment with Endo-GIA 30 stapler]
    M Folia
    CHU Dijon, Service ORL, 3 rue Faubourg Raines, 21000 Dijon, France
    Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord) 129:101-5. 2008
    The purpose of this project was to analyze the endoscopic management of Zenker diverticulum using an Endo-GIA stapler inserted transorally to perform an oesophageal diverticulostomia.
  72. ncbi 20 years experience in the management of Zenker's diverticulum in a third-level hospital
    J Ruiz-Tovar
    Department of General and Digestive Surgery, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Rev Esp Enferm Dig 98:429-35. 2006
    ..A diverticulectomy with cricopharingeal myotomy was performed in 74% of patients. Complications developed in 5 cases (21%), and the recurrence rate was 4% (1 of 3 cases, where myotomy was not performed)...
  73. ncbi Stapled diverticulectomy and myotomy for symptomatic Zenker's diverticulum
    Thomas R McLean
    Department of Surgery, EKVAHCS, 4104 S Fourth Street Trafficway, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
    Am J Surg 192:e28-31. 2006
    ..Few surgeons have extensive experience with the operative management of Zenker's diverticulum (ZD)...
  74. ncbi An animal training model for endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    Diahann L Seaman
    Developmental Endoscopy Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:1050-3. 2007
    ..The alternative to surgery is a diverticulotomy, performed endoscopically. Given the rarity of this condition, it is not possible to obtain training. There has been no animal model identified that resembles the disease in human beings...
  75. ncbi Cricopharyngeal myotomy in the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    Mario Colombo-Benkmann
    Department of General Surgery, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Am Coll Surg 196:370-7; discussion 377; author reply 378. 2003
    ..This retrospective, nonrandomized study evaluates the outcomes of surgical therapy, with reference to cricopharyngeal myotomy (CM)...
  76. ncbi Clinical approach to the dysphagic patient
    A R Halama
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Free University Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 48:119-26. 1994
    ..This team approach will allow in most of the patients with dysphagia not only to identify the cause of the complaint but also to implement an effective treatment...
  77. ncbi Botulinum toxin type A (Dysport) for the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    P Spinelli
    Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian No 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Surg Endosc 17:660. 2003
    ..As a result of its ease of application and efficacy, this treatment can be recommended for patients who are unable to undergo the surgical operations; it can be considered a valid alternative to the other endoscopic procedures...
  78. ncbi Endoscopic therapy for Zenker diverticulum--the good and the bad
    H Feussner
    Endoscopy 39:154-5. 2007
  79. ncbi [Endoscopic septotomy treatment of Zenker's diverticulum]
    Andrzej Białek
    Klinika Gastroenterologii Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej w Szczecinie
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 116:658-62. 2006
    ..The Zenker's diverticulum is the rare finding in upper endoscopy, but choice of treatment may bring some problems. Nowadays, the flexible endoscopy has been in focus of interest for treatment of Zenker's diverticulum...
  80. ncbi An audit of pharyngeal pouch surgery using endoscopic stapling. The patient's viewpoint
    M D Weller
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:331-3. 2004
    ..Seventy-five percent had no symptoms postoperatively. This series shows that surgery on pharyngeal pouches results in significant improvement in patient symptoms with minimal morbidity and mortality...
  81. ncbi Endoscopic staple diverticulostomy for recurrent Zenker's diverticulum
    Richard L Scher
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:63-7. 2003
    ....
  82. pmc Long-term follow-up of endoscopic stapled diverticulotomy
    P R Counter
    University Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 84:89-92. 2002
    ..This series shows that it has a good long-term outcome that is similar to established open techniques and probably better than other techniques of endoscopic diverticulotomy, i.e. diathermy or laser...
  83. ncbi Simulated Zenker's endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy (ESED) surgery
    William J Richtsmeier
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York 13326, U S A
    Laryngoscope 112:1230-4. 2002
    ..Endoscopic surgery for Zenker's diverticulum presents a dilemma mandating simulated surgery because there is no animal model or cadaver situation resembling the pathologic condition...
  84. ncbi [Endoscopic stapling diverticulostomy for Zenker diverticulum]
    Gyorgy Lazar
    Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Szent Györgyi Albert Orvos és Gyógyszerésztudományi Centrum
    Orv Hetil 145:15-7. 2004
    The authors have successfully applied the endoscopic stapling diverticulostomy for three patients with symptomatic Zenker diverticulum.
  85. ncbi Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal motility disorders
    Nagammapudur S Balaji
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, HCC 514, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:763-82. 2002
    ..Endoscopic stapled diverticulotomy is a safe and effective procedure for Zenker's diverticulum and has potential advantages over the open approach...
  86. ncbi Fiberoptic endoscopic-assisted diverticulotomy: a novel technique for the management of Zenker's diverticulum
    Jason I Altman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114:347-51. 2005
    ..We present a novel technique, flexible fiberoptic endoscopic-assisted diverticulotomy, for the management of patients who are unable to undergo rigid endoscopy...
  87. ncbi [Endoscopic assisted endoluminal stapler-diverticulotomy of Zenker diverticulum]
    J Schipper
    Universitätsklinik für Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde und Poliklinik, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Killianstrasse 5, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Laryngorhinootologie 84:577-82. 2005
    ..The overview for the surgeon for correct placement of the clip device is limited due to the physiological narrowness of the pharyngeal tube...
  88. ncbi [Our experience with diverticulectomy in symptomatic Zenker's diverticulum]
    M Smejkal
    Chirurgische Klinik des Universitätskrankenhauses Motol
    Zentralbl Chir 132:504-8. 2007
    ..Endoscopic methods are highly effective. We tried to answer the question whether the development of endoscopic methods means the end of open surgery...
  89. ncbi Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: a radiologic and manometric study of the pharynx and esophagus
    Joerg Patrick Stübgen
    Department of Neurology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Dysphagia 23:341-7. 2008
    ..Any esophageal dysmotility was nonspecific and insignificant and was caused by an undetermined, probably neuropathic, process unrelated to the muscular dystrophy...
  90. ncbi Morphological findings in dynamic swallowing studies of symptomatic patients
    Martina Scharitzer
    Department of Radiology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Eur Radiol 12:1139-44. 2002
    ..This fact underlines the role of videofluoroscopy as a diagnostic test for function as well as morphology...
  91. ncbi Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block successfully prevented esophageal puncture
    Samer Narouze
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pain Physician 10:747-52. 2007
    ..This may be particularly useful in the patient with asymptomatic pharyngoesophageal diverticulum (Zenker diverticulum).
  92. ncbi Eponyms in esophageal surgery, part 2
    F A M Herbella
    Department of Surgery, Esophagus Division, Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP, Rua Napoleao de Barros, 715 2 andar, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Dis Esophagus 18:4-16. 2005
    ..disease behind Barrett's esophagus, Boerhaave's syndrome, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, Cameron ulcer, Schatzki ring, Paterson-Kelly syndrome, Plummer-Vinson, Chagas's disease, Zenker diverticulum and Killian diverticulum are reviewed here.
  93. ncbi [Zenker diverticulum: a case report]
    Sinan Kocaturk
    Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
    Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg 19:311-5. 2009
    ....
  94. ncbi [Gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology. VII. Proximal motility disorders in the digestive tract]
    G E Boeckxstaens
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:548-53. 2000
    ..constrictor pharyngis inferior (M. cricopharyngeus), which is frequently associated with a Zenker diverticulum. Treatment consists of endoscopical or surgical myotomy and diverticulectomy...
  95. ncbi Acquired pharyngoesophageal diverticulum in childhood
    A Abu-Omar
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Birmingham Children s Hospital, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 124:1298-9. 2010
    ..Most reported cases in children are congenital in nature. We present a unique acquired case of diverticulum in childhood, together with radiographic evidence of this pathology...
  96. ncbi Zenker's diverticulum. A rare cause of dysphagia
    Ahmed N Al-Juboori
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ibn Sina College of Medicine, Fallujah General Hospital, Al Anbar, Iraq
    Saudi Med J 34:91-3. 2013
    ..Zenker's diverticulum should be considered as one of the rare causes of dysphagia in elderly patients, and the treatment modalities depend on individual experience and availability of the facilities...
  97. ncbi Characteristics of Killian-Jamieson diverticula mimicking a thyroid nodule
    Hee Kyung Kim
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Head Neck 34:599-603. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics of K-J diverticula...
  98. ncbi Endoscopic or external approach revision surgery for pharyngeal pouch following primary endoscopic stapling: which is the favoured approach?
    Malcolm A Buchanan
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 270:1707-10. 2013
    ..However, the "staple over staple" effect of revision stapling leads to unpredictable fibrosis, which can contribute to risk of perforation...
  99. ncbi Optimising endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouches
    A Moore
    Department of ENT, St George s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 126:407-8. 2012
    ..Small pharyngeal pouches are difficult to staple because of difficulties engaging the stapling device over the cricopharyngeal bar...
  100. ncbi Case report of Zenker's diverticulum in identical twins: further evidence for genetic predisposition
    T Klockars
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Laryngol Otol 124:1129-31. 2010
    ..We report identical twins with Zenker's diverticulum...
  101. ncbi Myotomy length determinants in endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy for small Zenker's diverticula
    William J Richtsmeier
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York 13326, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114:341-6. 2005
    ..A minimum residual pouch can be achieved with a combination of stapler and suture techniques, but is more technically demanding than the original ESED description...