What are the approaches to surgery for Zenker diverticulum?

Updated: Oct 16, 2020
  • Author: Joel A Ernster, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Surgical approaches include the following: (1) stapled or hand-sewn diverticulectomy with CP myotomy, (2) stapled or hand-sewn diverticulopexy with CP myotomy, and (3) endoscopic division of the diverticular wall with an endoscopic stapler. [27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36]  There have been reports concerning newer tools used for diverticular wall surgery, including the LigaSure device and the Harmonic scalpel. [37, 38]


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