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September 23, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(13):994-997. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740380030008

This paper deals with the experiences of my associates and myself with forty-five patients operated on for esophageal pulsion diverticulum. In it, I hope to present some of our mistakes and difficulties, together with the measures we have taken to overcome them.

Historical references are omitted in this discussion, since they may be found in previous articles I have written on the subject1 and because all of the allotted time will be required to cover the subject from the standpoint of the proposal set forth in the previous paragraph.

Symptomatology needs little mention, since it consists only of varying difficulty in swallowing and the regurgitation of previously swallowed food. A discussion of the relation of symptoms to sacs of varying size will also be found in my previous articles on this subject.2

Esophageal pulsion diverticulum is such a typical and definite entity that it requires but little description.