What are the advantages and disadvantages of diverticulectomy with CP myotomy 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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Advantages of this procedure include the following:

  • Removes the diverticulum

  • Provides tissue for pathologic review

  • Highly effective

Disadvantages include the following:

  • Longer surgical intervention

  • Longer hospitalization

  • Delayed alimentation


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