A Technique for Performing Transesophageal Echocardiography Safely in Patients With Zenker's Diverticulum

Howard J. Willens, Mark Lamet, Barry Migikovsky, Kenneth 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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