Direct observation diverticulectomy for Zenker's diverticulum carcinoma

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Zenker's diverticulum carcinoma is a rare disease. Recent technological endoscopic innovation has enabled the detection of early stage Zenker's diverticulum carcinoma. Here we report a case in which a 56-year-old woman was diagnosed with early stage Zenker's diverticulum carcinoma. Narrow band imaging (NBI) endoscopic examination was useful for diagnosis and identifying the borders of the carcinoma. A successful surgical treatment was performed using direct observation diverticulectomy. A minimally invasive cervical procedure was used, and the area of the carcinoma was confirmed intraoperatively with Lugol's solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013



  • Esophageal cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Zenker's diverticulum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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