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Experience and Technique for Zenker's Diverticulum Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy: Z-POEM
Objective With the advent of minimally invasive surgery, incisionless surgery, and third-space endoscopy, the treatment for Zenker's diverticulum has also moved toward less invasive techniques
Methods New incisionless per oral techniques can be applied for cricopharyngeal myotomy in Zenker's diverticulum.
Results Five patients underwent Zenker's diverticulum per oral endoscopic myotomy (Z-POEM) without complications, minimal discomfort, and narcotic consumption, with complete resolution of their symptoms by history and Eckardt scores.
Conclusions Z-POEM is performed entirely endoscopically with very little associated pain or complication rates, with short-term follow-up having excellent functional and symptomatic results.
The authors have nothing to disclose.
Received: 14 July 2020
Accepted: 21 August 2020
21 October 2020 (online)
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