Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
ROMERO DIAZ, Carlos A; PASCUAL CHIRINO, Claudio; MOLINA FERNANDEZ, Eduardo e YERA ABREUS, Lázaro. Tratamiento Quirúrgico del Divertículo de Zenker: Seguimiento entre 2 y 14 años. Rev Cubana cir [online]. 2000, vol.39, n.1, pp. 17-23. ISSN 1561-2945.
The pharyngo-oesophageal or Zenker´s diverticula are the most frequent pulsion diverticula produced by a protrusion of the mucous membrane of the pharynx through a defect of its posterior wall between the inferior constrictor musclessof the pharynx and the cricopharyngoeal muscle. A study of 14 patients who underwent surgery due to this affection and were followed-up from 2 to 14 years was conducted. They were divided into 2 groups: one of 5 patients among whom one underwent diverticulopexy and the diverticulectomy with cricomyotomy. Halitosis (100 %), dysphagia (85.7 %) and regurgitation (57.1 %) were the most commonly found symptoms. The diagnosis was confirmed in every case through a barium study of the esophagus, the stomach and the duodenum. The results on the long term were highly satisfactory in ll patients, fair in 2 and bad (relapse) in 2. The election treatment was diverticulectomy with cricomyotomy
Palavras-chave : ZENKER´S DIVERTICULUM [surgery].