Treatment of Giant Esophageal Epiphrenic Diverticulum Using Robotic-Assisted Surgery.

Journal: CRSLS : MIS Case Reports From SLS
Treatment Used: Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Number of Patients: 0
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Summary: This case report describes a 68-year-old male patient with a giant epiphrenic diverticulum treated with robotic-assisted surgery.

Conclusion: A male patient with a giant epiphrenic diverticulum was successfully treated with robotic-assisted surgery.


Epiphrenic diverticulum is a rare condition associated with esophageal motor disorder, and it is often asymptomatic, with a well-established surgical indication. The present study aims to report a case of a giant epiphrenic diverticulum in a 68-year-old male patient who, due to the symptoms, opted for surgical treatment using the daVinci® system. Robotic surgery consisting of esophageal diverticulectomy with cardiomyotomy was performed. The patient had an excellent recovery with an abbreviated hospitalization, return to food, and satisfactory routine activity.

Renato Sommer, Joao Machado Grossi, Gabriela Grossi Harada, Mauricio Seabra, Leandro Cavazzola, Artur Seabra

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