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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 8726706, 3 pages
Case Report

An Endoscopic Nasomediastinal Approach to a Mediastinal Abscess Developing after Zenker’s Diverticulectomy

1Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University Research and Educational Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
3Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Fatih Altintoprak; moc.oohay@karpotnitlahitaf

Received 11 January 2017; Accepted 4 June 2017; Published 2 August 2017

Academic Editor: Yoshihiro Moriwaki

Copyright © 2017 Fatih Altintoprak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Zenker’s diverticulum is the most frequent symptomatic diverticulum of the esophagus, but the prevalence is <0.1%. The optimal treatment is surgery. Here, we present a nasomediastinal drainage approach to treatment of a mediastinal abscess, developing in the late postoperative period and attributable to leakage from the staple line.