A technique for performing transesophageal echocardiography safely in patients with Zenker's diverticulum.

H. J. Willens, M. Lamet, B. Migikovsky, K. M. Kessler

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography was indicated for evaluation of mitral valve pathology in a patient with a Zenker's diverticulum. However, transesophageal echocardiography is potentially dangerous and therefore relatively contraindicated in such patients. Our gastroenterologist directly intubated the esophagus with a fiberoptic endoscope and introduced an overtube through which transesophageal echocardiography was performed without incident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Zenker Diverticulum
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Endoscopes
Mitral Valve
Esophagus
Pathology

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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A technique for performing transesophageal echocardiography safely in patients with Zenker's diverticulum. / Willens, H. J.; Lamet, M.; Migikovsky, B.; Kessler, K. M.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 7, No. 5, 01.09.1994, p. 534-537.

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