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Esophagus / Esophageal Disorders / Procedures

last updated: August 14, 2016

Orlando Debesa

Epiphrenic Diverticulum

  • distal lateral esophageal wall

  • right > left

  • often associated with hiatal hernia

  • pulsion diverticulum (caused by abnormal forces applied to a portion of the esophagus wallresulting in outpouching of mucosa through the muscular layer


Heller Myotomy

  • release of the outer layers of muscle and allows patient to swallow without emesis

  • used to treat achalasia 

  • average life of 10 years

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