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.


pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and pharynx.

cricopharyngeal dysphagia
see cricopharyngeal achalasia.
cricopharyngeal myotomy
a surgical procedure for the treatment of cricopharyngeal achalasia; involves severance of the median raphe between cricopharyngeus muscles on the dorsal aspect of the larynx.
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The definitive treatment of ZD requires excision of the diverticulum and a cricopharyngeal myotomy.
Principle open surgical approach is diverticulectomy and cricopharyngeal myotomy and it was common practice prior to the use of the flexible endoscope.
Finally, the pouch was excised using a 60-mm stapler, and a wide cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed.
4) Endoscopic procedures involve a transoral cricopharyngeal myotomy classically performed with a laser or stapler.
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.
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.
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.
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.