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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2003 Jul;112(7):583-93.

Pathogenesis and methods of treatment of Zenker's diverticulum.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Martini Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In the literature, various theories concerning the cause of Zenker's diverticulum have been propounded. I believe that an anatomic predisposition plays a prominent role in the pathogenesis. This conclusion will be discussed in light of a study of the literature and characteristics of a series of 646 patients with Zenker's diverticulum. The current methods of treatment by an external surgical approach, as well as the (micro)endoscopic procedures, are described.

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