Cricopharyngeal spasm and Zenker's diverticulum

Elizabeth A. Veenker, Peter Andersen, James Cohen

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Abstract

Cricopharyngeal spasm and Zenker's diverticulum represent disorders of the pharyngoesophageal junction for which a unifying theory of etiology has yet to be established. There is, however, a large body of evidence that supports an association with gastroesophageal reflux. Cricopharyngeal myotomy is the key to successful management of both disorders. Newer transoral endoscopic techniques of management have a lower overall morbidity than traditional open approaches in appropriately selected patients and are therefore gaining popularity as the preferred method of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-694
Number of pages14
JournalHead and Neck
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Cricopharyngeal spasm
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Zenker's diverticulum

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Cricopharyngeal spasm and Zenker's diverticulum. / Veenker, Elizabeth A.; Andersen, Peter; Cohen, James.

In: Head and Neck, Vol. 25, No. 8, 01.08.2003, p. 681-694.

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Veenker, Elizabeth A. ; Andersen, Peter ; Cohen, James. / Cricopharyngeal spasm and Zenker's diverticulum. In: Head and Neck. 2003 ; Vol. 25, No. 8. pp. 681-694.
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