Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
versão impressa ISSN 0120-9957
MARTINEZ MARIN, Julián David. Giant midesophageal diverticula. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.4, pp. 387-389. ISSN 0120-9957.
The midesophageal diverticula (in the thoracic esophagus) are strange entities. They are diagnosed unexpectedly since most of the patients do not show any symptoms. They are Zenker diverticula and epiphrenic diverticula and in more than 2/3 of the cases they are associated with cases of esophageal motility disorders. Only the patients with symptoms and specially those with secondary respiratory signs and inhalation episodes require endoscopic or surgical treatment. We have a case of one man with this disease who was treated at our institution.
Palavras-chave : Dysphagia; diverticulum; thoracic esophagus.