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May 1979

The Hypopharyngeal Diverticulum Endoscopic Treatment and Manometry

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):303. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170073031

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The author has a broad experience in the endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum. The book begins with a foreword by Dr G. F. Dohlman, one of the pioneers in the endoscopic treatment of this disease.

The first three chapters of the book discuss the anatomy of the zone of transition between the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus, the mechanics of deglutition, and the hypothesis of the cause for hypopharyngeal diverticulum. The clinical aspects of the disease entity, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the available methods of treatment, are discussed in detail. The tenth chapter describes in detail the available literature on the endoscopic treatment that was used on the 107 patients who are described in this monograph. The results of the treatment methods are encouraging, and none of the 107 patients died as a result of the intervention. Two patients experienced mediastinitis that responded well to conservative treatment.

The last chapter is

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