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Zenker Diverticulum Repair
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
Meckel's: A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Read moreSee 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. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urologist: Please make an appointment with a urologist if evaluating a urethral diverticulum Read more
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
Meckel's: Not if you already have had surgery Read more
Hi, please give the simplest explanation of ascending diverticulum. And how critical it is. Thanks.
Assuming that: You are talking about isolated diverticulum of the ascending colon, it is usually a congenital abnormality that can cause pain if it becomes inflamed or infected. If it is truly asymptomatic, you can probably leave it alone. Consult with a gi specialist for management specific to your case. Read more
Will a urethral diverticulum change size throughout the day? Basically smaller in the morning and get larger during the day?
Urologist: Urethral prolapse is likely and the degree of prolapse may fluctuate in your case. A urologist can evaluate and advise you best on this condition. Read more