Esophageal diverticula are small pouches that form in the esophagus. Most patients are unaware of these pouches unless they fill with food and become inflamed or infected, also known as diverticulitis.
Symptoms of Esophageal Diverticula
- Difficulty swallowing
- Regurgitation (bringing your food back up from your stomach through your esophagus)
- Repeated pneumonia
- Repeated episodes of inhaling food into your breathing passages or lungs
Esophageal Diverticula Surgery
- Quick recovery because of small incisions
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
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