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Diet For Zenkers Diverticulum
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Proper surgery: The most important component to prevent recurrence after surgery is a complete myotomy at time of surgery. A well trained esophageal surgeon, in appropriate candidates, can often perform surgery trans-orally.See 1 more doctor answer
Two main types: There are two main types of surgery for zenker's diverticulum. 1. Is transoral endoscopic stapling. This is often first line therapy, and is especially usefull in small diverticulum. 2. For large diverticulum or failed endoscopic stapling, then a myotomy and diverticulectomy performed through the left neck is effective and well tolerated.See 2 more doctor answers
Zenker's: Surgery can be done by open repair or through an endoscope and includes stapling or hand sewing closed the diverticulum and the overlying muscle. Full details are at: pharyngoesophageal diverticulum: technique of repair. Chest surg clin n am. 1995; 5 (3):449-58 (issn: 1052-3359) allen ms section of general thoracic surgery, mayo clinic, rochester, minnesota, usa -obtainable per medical library.See 1 more doctor answer
Zenker diverticulum: Zenker diverticulum = an outpouching of the esophagus.
Don't run in familie: Every one is different. Swallowing mechanism/abnormality that gives rise to this is different in the individual. Can be from chronic incoordination of swallowing mechanism, or spasm of esophageal musculature.
Surgically: This is an anatomic abnormality that once formed, doesn't go away on its own. Small ones may not cause any symptoms. Larger ones can. They can be treated by advanced endoscopic techniques and/or surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Meckel scan/surgery: Meckel's diverticulum, a common GI tract congenital anomaly, is difficult to diagnose. Many remain asymptomatic, some mimic disorders like appendicitis, ulcer disease and crohns. Ectopic gastric and/or pancreatic tissue, is found in about half the cases. Meckel's are found incidentally at surgery. A technitium scan, or meckel's scan, can pick up the ectopic tissue, with surgery recommended.See 1 more doctor answer
Anemia and blood los: Can also present as lead point for intussuseption and appendicitis like symptoms.
Rare: The rule for meckel's is that 2% of the population is born with it. It occurs in the last 2 feet of small bowel. 50% of patients with symptoms will occur in the first two years of life. 50% of meckel's have gastric (stomach) tissue which makes acid and causes bleeding secondary to ulcers. This bleeding is painless.See 2 more doctor answers
Meckel's diverticuli: Meckel's diverticulum = a pouch off the ileum.
See Answer: Calyceal diverticula are relatively uncommon tiny cyst-like outpouchings communicating with the kidney collecting system and containing urine, often discovered incidentally during imaging examinations. Although most are asymptomatic, occasionally there are complications of recurrent infection, hematuria, and symptomatic calculi. Discuss with your clinical dr. / urologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A meckels occurs in only two percent of the population. If it becomes symptomatic and is ignored then one can be faced with several issues, bleeding, perforation, peritonitis and possibly death. Most people do not ignore these symptoms.See 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Meckel's diverticulum can present with unexplained abdominal pain due to swelling in the diverticulum. Alternatively, it could present with painless rectal bleeding because the diverticulum sometimes produces acid that erodes the intestinal tissue next to it. If you are known to have a meckel's, the recommendation is to have it surgically removed.See 1 more doctor answer
Urologist: Please make an appointment with a urologist if evaluating a urethral diverticulum
Meckel's: Not if you already have had surgery