How does fibrotic tissue affect the performance of endoscopic procedures for Zenker diverticulum?

Updated: Jan 23, 2018
  • Author: Joel A Ernster, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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As previously mentioned, fibrosis surrounding a diverticulum is common. The fibrotic tissue may limit the spread of any extravasated material from the diverticulum during endoscopic procedures and therefore reduce the likelihood of local abscess formation.


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