UNUSUAL CASE OF BILATERAL EPIPHRENIC DIVERTICULA
Katharina Fetten*, Sumeet Mittal
General Surgery, Norton Thoracic Institute, St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Epiphrenic diverticula are rare, bilateral even more so. We are presenting a case of a 69 year-old man who was treated for reflux disease for seven years with worsening lung disease. On upper endoscopy and CT scan the patient was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and GERD and was referred for treatment. A barium swallow showed bilateral epiphrenic diverticula. He underwent a laparoscopic epiphrenic diverticulectomy and myotomy with a partial fundoplication. His post-operative course was unremarkable, and he now reports resolution of his reflux and significant improvement of his pulmonary disease.
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