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Upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a "hypophrenic" diverticulum of the distal esophagus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15943409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Distal esophageal diverticula are uncommon acquired anomalies of the distal thoracic esophagus. We report a case of an elderly man presenting with a history of upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to a distal esophageal diverticulum arising from the intra-abdominal portion of the esophagus. To our knowledge, this is the first report of upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a subdiaphragmatic esophageal diverticulum. We propose the term "hypophrenic diverticulum of the esophagus" for this disease entity, and we would like to bring it to the attention of readers of The American Surgeon.
Authors:
Albert D Sam; Rabih A Chaer; Jose Cintron; Miguel Teresi; Malek G Massad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-09     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Westside Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulum, Esophageal / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Endoscopy, Digestive System
Follow-Up Studies
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Humans
Male
Phrenic Nerve
Radiography, Abdominal
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods

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