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Is Zenker Diverticulum Curable
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. ...Read more
Not often: In anatomy, zenker's diverticulum, also pharyngoesophageal diverticulum, also pharyngeal pouch, is a diverticulum of the mucosa of the pharynx, just above the cricopharyngeal muscle (i.e. Above the upper sphincter of the esophagus). It is a false diverticulum (not involving all layers of the esophageal wall). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Really, the treatment for this congenital esophagus outpouching is surgical. There's no medication or lifestyle change which can make it go away. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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