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Table. 2.

Pros and cons of different surgical methods of Zenker’s diverticulum

Open diverticulectomy with cricopharyngeal myotomy
Pros Good surgical result
Definite surgical removal
Histopathologic evaluation
Cons Long operation time and hospital stay
Delayed oral diet
Endoscopic diverticulotomy
Pros Short operation time and hospital stay
Fast oral diet
Effective and safe procedure
Cons Difficult to apply in large diverticulum
Relatively higher risk of recurrence
No histopathologic evaluation
J Korean Dysphagia Soc 2023;13:8~14 https://doi.org/10.34160/jkds.2023.13.1.002
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