Gastroesophageal obstruction from food in an epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum

Yaron Niv, Gerald Fraser, Pavel Krugliak

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An epiphrenic diverticulum is usually accompanied by esophageal motor disorders, diaphragmatic hernia, or esophagitis. Symptoms are rarely attributable to the diverticulum except very rarely when no other explanation for dysphagia or chest pain is demonstrated. We describe acute esophageal obstruction from food accumulating in an epiphrenic diverticulum and compressing the gastroesophageal junction, and we confirm the mechanism with an artificial balloon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Epiphrenic diverticulum
  • Esophageal obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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