Revista Cubana de Cirugía
version ISSN 0034-7493
PEREIRA FRAGA, Jorge Gerardo et al. Presentation of two interesting cases of epiphrenic diverticula operated on by thoracoscopy. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2011, vol.50, n.4, pp. 534-540. ISSN 0034-7493.
The epiphrenic diverticulum is an uncommon disease, but account for the 20 % of esophageal diverticula and are considered as falses due to its constitution mainly by mucosa and submucosa and are provoked by esophageal motility disorders and no coordination of lower esophageal sphincter therefore called supradiaphragmatic. Its fundamental symptom is the dysphagia, although occasionally becomes asymptomatic mainly the small ones and have precise surgical prescriptions. Author present two cases operated on the National Center of Endoscopic Surgery during November, 2009 and March, 2010 diagnosed with epiphrenic esophageal diverticula. Complementary analysis for diagnosis, the surgical procedure and the route used as well as the complications are showed.
Keywords : epiphrenic diverticulum; thoracoscopy; diverticulectomy; minimal-access surgery.