A VIDEO CASE REVIEW: ROBOTIC SURGICAL TREATMENT OF AN EPIPHRENIC DIVERTICULUM IN A PATIENT WITH ACHALASIA
Juan P. Rua*, Luis F. Serrano
Surgery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Esophageal diverticula are a rare pathology afflicting a small number of patients. This is a unique case of a robotic assisted excision of an epiphrenic diverticulum with a Heller Myotomy in a 45 year old female diagnosed with Achalasia. While Achalasia is the most common of the esophageal motility disorders, it is still a rare pathology and much more so when associated a diverticulum. The patient presented to clinic with complaints of dysphagia, weight loss, regurgitation, and sensation of food becoming stuck at the level of her upper chest. The video demonstrates the approach to an epiphrenic diverticulectomy and the associated Heller Myotomy.
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