Esophageal Diverticulum in a Case of Achalasia

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Case description

Surgical video case: among causes of esophageal diverticulum:

- Weakness in the esophagus wall

- Inflammation and damage to the esophagus lining, called esophagitis

- Sphincter disorders

- Esophageal scleroderma, where the esophagus tissue tightens and makes it hard to swallow, achalasia may cause more risks.

Although most patients with only esophageal diverticula are asymptomatic, patients with both achalasia and esophageal diverticula may present with dysphagia or regurgitation of food. Additionally, the risk of esophageal cancer is increased in patients with both achalasia and esophageal diverticula.

tags: Esophageal Diverticulum in achalasia achalasia Endoscopy achalasia esophageal diverticulum surgical video case esophagus wall Sphincter disorders Esophageal scleroderma dysphagia esophageal cancer surgical training


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