When is diverticulum invagination or imbrication with CP myotomy indicated for the treatment of Zenker diverticulum?

Updated: Jan 23, 2018
  • Author: Joel A Ernster, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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This surgical approach is a reasonable option for small or intermediate-sized, symptomatic Zenker diverticula that cannot be managed with an endoscopic approach. With this technique, the diverticulum is pushed into the hypopharynx, and the muscle and adjacent fibrous tissue are oversewn. A CP myotomy is usually combined with this technique.


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