Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2010 / Article

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Volume 24 |Article ID 701071 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/701071

René D Boisvert, Drew CG Bethune, David Acton, Denis R Klassen, "Bilateral Killian-Jamieson Diverticula: A Case Report and Literature Review", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 24, Article ID 701071, 2 pages, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/701071

Bilateral Killian-Jamieson Diverticula: A Case Report and Literature Review

Received03 Aug 2009
Accepted04 Aug 2009

Abstract

A Killian-Jamieson diverticulum is an outpouching from the lateral wall of the proximal cervical esophagus. These diverticula are rare and are distinct from the more commonly known Zenker’s diverticulum. Literature regarding Killian-Jamieson diverticula and its suggested management is scarce. The present report describes a patient with symptomatic bilateral Killian-Jamieson diverticula. The patient had both diverticula excised and an esophagomyotomy performed. Following surgery, the patient’s symptoms resolved and he recovered well. A literature review and discussion of the etiology, clinical presentation and radiographic findings of Killian-Jamieson diverticulum follow, as do recommendations for clinical management.

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