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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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COUTINHO, Frederico Lucchini; LEMOS, Carlos Romero Franco de Almeida  and  SIQUEIRA, Jaeder Teixeira de. Epiphrenic diverticulum of the esophagus. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 1999, vol.26, n.5, pp.316-318. ISSN 1809-4546.

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.

Keywords : Disphagia; Epiphrenic diverticulum; Thoracic pain; Thoracoscopic.

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