Operative Technique
October 1998

Zenker Diverticulum

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Arch Surg. 1998;133(10):1131-1133. doi:10.1001/archsurg.133.10.1131

The surgical treatment of Zenker diverticulum relieves dysphagia, coughing, and aspiration in nearly all patients. An understanding of the physiological basis for circopharyngeal myotomy and anatomical detail has contributed to the high success rate. Meticulous technique in this elderly patient group is essential to prevent complications.