Treatment of Giant Esophageal Epiphrenic
Diverticulum Using Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Renato Sommer, MD, Joao Vicente Machado Grossi, MD, MSc, Gabriela Rumi Grossi Harada, Mauricio Krug Seabra, MD, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, MD, PhD, Artur Pacheco Seabra, MD

Department of Surgery, Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil (R. Sommer, J.V. Machado Grossi, M.K. Seabra, A.P. Seabra).
Academic of Medicine – Feevale – Novo Hamburgo, Brazil (G.R. Grossi Harada (Medical Student)).
Department of Surgery, Clinicas de Porto Alegre Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil (L.
T. Cavazzola).

Epiphrenic diverticulum is a rare condition associated with esophageal motor disorder, and it is often asymptomatic, with a well-established surgical indication. The present study aims to report a case of a giant epiphrenic diverticulum in a 68-year-old male patient who, due to the symptoms, opted for surgical treatment using the daVinci® system. Robotic surgery consisting of esophageal diverticulectomy with cardiomyotomy was performed. The patient had an excellent recovery with an abbreviated hospitalization, return to food, and satisfactory routine activity.

Key Words: Chest, Diverticulum, Esophagus, Robotic, Surgery.

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