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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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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