Endoscopic Approaches to Cricopharyngeal Myotomy and Pyloromyotomy.
Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy; Endoscopic pyloromyotomy; Zenker's diverticulum; Endoscopy/methods; Gastroparesis/surgery; Humans; Myotomy/methods; Pharyngeal Muscles/surgery; Pyloromyotomy/methods; Pylorus/surgery; Treatment Outcome; Zenker Diverticulum/diagnosis; Zenker Diverticulum/surgery
Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy has been demonstrated to be a safe and efficacious procedure with favorable outcomes for the treatment of cricopharyngeal dysfunction with or without Zenker diverticulum. It is a less invasive approach with decreased morbidity compared with the open approach and minimal reported complications. Peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy is a novel technique for the treatment of gastroparesis. It has shown promising results in terms of its safety, complication profile, and symptom improvement in a minimally invasive approach that is appealing to many patients. As further data emerge on the technique, long-term efficacy of the procedure will be better understood.
Jackson, Anee Sophia and Aye, Ralph W, "Endoscopic Approaches to Cricopharyngeal Myotomy and Pyloromyotomy." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 840.