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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546

Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. vol.26 no.5 Rio de Janeiro Sept./Oct. 1999 



Diverticulo epifrênico do esôfago


Epiphrenic diverticulum of the esophagus



Frederico Lucchini Coutinho, TCBC-MGI; Carlos Romero Franco de Almeida Lemos, TCBC-MGI; Jaeder Teixeira de Siqueira, TCBC-MGII

ICirurgião Geral do Hospital Belo Horizonte - MG
IIDoutor em Técnica Operatória e Cirurgia Experimental pela UFMG. Chefe da Clínica Cirúrgica do Hospital Belo Horizonte - MG

Endereço para correspondência




Disphagia is a very common complaint among patients seeking a gastroenterologists. Esophageal motility disorder is a frequent finding, at times associated with pulsion diverticula. We present a case of a 68 year old female patient with thoracic pain and double epiphrenic diverticula. The upper gastrointestinal tract examination revealed two epiphrenic diverticula, one with 6-7 cm and the other measuring 2 cm, located 30 cm from the dental arcade. She underwent surgical treatment to remove the larger diverticula, a long esophageal myotomy and a Belsey-Mark IV antireflux technique. She presented an uneventful recovery and is doing well I8 months following surgery.

Key words: Disphagia; Epiphrenic diverticulum; Thoracic pain; Thoracoscopic.



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Endereço para correspondência:
Dr. Frederico Lucchini Coutinho
Rua Dona Cecília, 500/1703
30220-070 - Belo Horizonte - MG

Recebido em 2/9/98
Aceito para publicação em 2/8/99



Trabalho realizado na Clínica Cirúrgica do Hospital Belo Horizonte – MG

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