cricopharyngeal myotomy

cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al my·ot·o·my

division of the cephalad portion of the cricopharyngeus muscle, usually for treatment of Zenker esophageal diverticulum.
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Zenker's diverticulum, a pseudodiverticulum of the esophagus, requires surgical treatment; the classical approach is diverticulectomy and cricopharyngeal myotomy [1].
The role of fibrin sealants throughout surgery is expanding and the use of fibrin has been described to line the repair of cricopharyngeal myotomy and in tracheal lacerations [9, 10].
The definitive treatment of ZD requires excision of the diverticulum and a cricopharyngeal myotomy. We report a case of ZD in an old female patient with the diagnostic approach and review of literature.
Finally, the pouch was excised using a 60-mm stapler, and a wide cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed.
Stein and colleagues followed 10 patients with COPD using videofluoroscopy who underwent cricopharyngeal myotomy for restrictions of flow through the pharyngeal esophageal segment (PES) [14].
The study of 16 patients who required cricopharyngeal myotomy and Zenker's diverticuloplasty revealed that 9 patients could be successfully treated endoscopically, Dr.
Patients in both groups had undergone cricopharyngeal myotomy and unilateral pharyngeal neurectomy.
56.5 yr, p = 0.002), there were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of comorbidities or cricopharyngeal myotomy, tracheoesophageal puncture, or neck dissection.
The patient was taken to the operating room, where she underwent endoscopic packing of the diverticulum followed by an external diverticulum excision and cricopharyngeal myotomy. Postoperatively, her symptoms resolved completely.
(1) His initial surgery had been performed 2 decades earlier; at that time, he underwent a cricopharyngeal myotomy and suspension of the diverticulum superiorly to the cervical fascia (diverticulopexy).
The patient underwent an endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy with the carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]) laser (figure, B and C).
The patient was offered a laryngeal suspension, cricopharyngeal myotomy, and neurorrhaphy of the great auricular and superior laryngeal nerves, but she declined for personal reasons.