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Invited Commentary
July 1998

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Zenker Diverticulum—Invited Commentary

Arch Surg. 1998;133(7):700. doi:10.1001/archsurg.133.7.700

This is an important article for several reasons. First, it is a large series of patients operated on consecutively and emanating from a center with a wide experience in the treatment of esophageal disease and with an international reputation in this field. Second, the patients have all been carefully assessed preoperatively and a large proportion of them have also been assessed postoperatively. Third, there is a reasonable follow-up with the shortest follow-up being longer than 1 year, and the longest about 4 years. Fourth, the results are excellent and, in particular, no incidence of mediastinitis has been found.

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