Esophageal diverticulectomy involves the removal of
a diverticulum (a pouch distended from the esophagus wall). The incision made
is typically cervical.
Treated with Esophageal Diverticulectomy:
Esophageal diverticulectomy is utilized in cases of
Non-surgical alternatives to esophageal
diverticulectomy include dietary changes and following solid food with water.
Endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy is a surgical alternative to the
with Esophageal Diverticulectomy:
Esophageal diverticulectomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Esophageal Diverticulectomy:
Possible risks following esophageal diverticulectomy
include bleeding, infection, nerve damage and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible to experience esophageal fistula or stricture.