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Diverticulosis

Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction and Esophageal Diverticulum

Patients undergoing open transcervical or endoscopic approach in which a laser or stapler is used to divide the common wall between the diverticulum and esophagus, or who are not surgical candidates but agree to follow-up.

  • This study is enrolling both males and females.
  • This study is enrolling patients with age between 18 years to 100 years .
  • This study is enrolling patients with any of the following conditions:
  • Progressive Dysphagia
  • Pharyngoesophageal Diverticulum
  • Zenker Diverticulum

What is the study measuring?

Add to the paucity of dysphagia outcomes data after surgical treatment of Zenker's diverticulum.

Who can participate in the study?

Inclusion Criteria:
- Patients with a diagnosis of cervical esophageal diverticulum, with Zenker's as most common, or CP bar (with diagnosis of early Zenker) as indicated on an esophagram who the participating institutions enroll regardless of surgical management and future treatments. Patients undergoing open transcervical or endoscopic approach in which a laser or stapler is used to divide the common wall between the diverticulum and esophagus, or who are not surgical candidates but agree to follow-up.
Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who undergo division of the common wall between the diverticulum and esophagus using flexible endoscopy will not be included in the study.

Other Information

Sponsors:

University of Cincinnati

Detailed Description:

A prospective, multi-institutional study comparing the effectiveness of the above procedures will provide a large cohort using standardized diagnostic studies, diverticulum size measurements, treatment approaches, pre-operative and post-operative assessment of symptoms in order to both compare the effectiveness of the procedures and to stratify the patients in order to determine whether demographics such as age, pre-operative size, and/or peri-operative co-morbidities influence outcomes.

Start Date:

Aug 15, 2017

Estimated Completion Date:

Jun 30, 2021

Contact Locations

UC Health Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Cincinnati
Ohio
United States
45267
Tel: 513-558-1719
Email: gibsonrk@uc.edu
Status: Recruiting

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