Endoscopic diverticulotomy for symptomatic pediatric esophageal diverticula

Y. Nishimoto, T. Taguchi, K. Ogita, M. Hashizume, S. Suita

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There have so far been few reports on esophageal diverticulum in children. We experienced two symptomatic pediatric cases with esophageal diverticulum. Our cases manifested high fever and dysphagia with chest pain during swallowing. The patients underwent endoscopic diverticulotomy. The septum between the diverticulum and the esophagus was cut using the argon plasma coagulation (APC 3000) system. We recommend an endoscopic diverticulotomy as an effective treatment modality for such symptomatic cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric surgery international
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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