Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 10

Dysphagia Caused by Two Possible Culprits - Diverticulum or Osteophyte

Brian Walker1*, Naresh Patel2 and William Karle1

1Department of Otolaryngology, The Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, The Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA

*Corresponding Author: Brian Walker, Department of Otolaryngology, The Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Received: August 25, 2021; Published: September 11, 2021


Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum (KJD) is a rare and often misdiagnosed esophageal diverticulum with a wide variability of presentation and treatment options.

  We report the first case of KJD treated with cervical osteophytectomy in addition to transcervical diverticulectomy. A 76 year old male presented with a history of dysphagia with KJD and imaging findings of cervical osteophytes directly adjacent to the diverticulum. He was able to resume oral intake on post- operative day one and reported significant improvement in symptoms at follow-up.

  It is therefore important to consider extra-esophageal contributions to diverticulum development. Transcervical diverticulectomy with osteophytectomy is a safe and effective method of managing KJD.

Keywords: Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum; Cervical Osteophyte; Osteophytectomy; Dysphagia; Zenker’s Diverticulum


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Citation: Brian Walker., et al. “Dysphagia Caused by Two Possible Culprits - Diverticulum or Osteophyte".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.10 (2021): 10-12.


Copyright: © 2021 Brian Walker., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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