Combined Laparoscopic Resection of an Extraesophageal Leiomyoma and a Traction Diverticulum

Stephanie Manning, MB ChB, BSc, Simon Bann, MB, BS, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCS FRCS (Gen Surg) FRACS

Department of Surgery, Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand (all authors).


We report the laparoscopic resection of an extraesophageal leiomyoma and an epiphrenic traction diverticulum; in addition, myotomy and fundoplication were performed. This has not been reported previously as a laparoscopic combination. No complications were encountered.

Key Words: Laparoscopic surgery, Diverticulum, Esophageal, Leiomyoma.

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