Laparoscopic approach for epiphrenic esophageal diverticula(Olgu Sunumu)
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Epiphrenic diverticula of the esophagus are rare disorders frequently associated with esophageal dismotility that is thought to be the cause of the diverticulum and some of the symptoms. Treatment is surgery and only indicated to the symptomatic patients. The operation can be performed successfully by laparoscopy, which offers good access to the distal esophagus and the inferior mediastinum. A 68 year-old woman presented with symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation and vomiting. Two diverticula located in distal esophagus were detected with barium esophagography and endoscopy. The biggest diverticulum was resected by the endoscopy assisted laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic approach to epiphrenic diverticula seems to be feasible and safe provided when surgeons trained in minimally invasive procedures of the gastroesophageal junction perform it.