Les diverticules de l’œsophage
Diverticula of the oesophagus
Diverticula of the oesophagus are rare and often asymptomatic or discovered incidentally. They are symptomatic of an ongoing oesophageal dysmotility process, resulting in abnormal intraluminal pressure. Asymptomatic diverticula can remain untreated, unlike of symptomatic, complicated or giant diverticula. Surgery is the treatment of choice and consists in longitudinal oesophageal myotomy eventually associated with diverticulectomy or diverticulopexy. In pharyngoesophageal (Zenker’s) diverticulum, endoscopic diverticulostomy with stapler, laser or coagulation, has become an alternative to surgery, particularly in elderly patients.
cricopharyngeus muscle, diverticula, diverticulectomy, endoscopic diverticulostomy, oesophagus, myotomy, Zenker