Iatrogenic pharyngoesophageal perforation and diverticulum formation conservatively managed in an adult patient

  • Mohammed Amine Benatta


Iatrogenic pharyngoesophageal perforations represent serious problems that are difficult to diagnose and manage. We report a case of pharyngoesophageal diverticulum formation due to perforation after external transcervical polypectomy. The patient was referred to our endoscopy unit by otorhinolaryngologist 9 days after a surgical cervical polyp resection. He was in stable general condition, without sepsis. A nonoperative management was attempted with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Nine weeks later esophagography demonstrated a complete regression of both the perforation and the diverticulum.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

Author Biography

Mohammed Amine Benatta
Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Military Central Hospital , Algiers, Algeria

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