Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Summary | Open Access

A Rare True Epiphrenic Diverticulum in a Patient with Achalasia, Misdiagnosed as a Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

Julie Holihan1, Craig Floyd2 and Farzaneh Banki1,2*

1Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, USA
2Memorial Hermann Southeast Esophageal Disease Center, Texas, USA

*Correspondance to: Farzaneh Banki 

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Abstract

Epiphrenic diverticula are pulsion/false diverticula caused by outflow resistance at the level of the gastroesophageal junction and esophageal motility disorders. We present a large epiphrenic diverticulum with clinical and pathological features of a true diverticulum in a patient with achalasia, which was misdiagnosed as a hiatal hernia.

Citation:

Holihan J, Floyd C, Banki F. A Rare True Epiphrenic Diverticulum in a Patient with Achalasia, Misdiagnosed as a Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1609.

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